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FEATURES
30 THE MANY FACES OF MARIA Actress
Maria Doyle Kennedy has a new album out
this month; Tony Clayton-Lea chats with our
very own renaissance woman
36 THE NEWLONDON IRISH London city
has attracted some of Irelands greatest
young talents Amanda Cochrane speaks
to those whove made it their home
48 BEWITCHEDBYKILKENNY This August,
the citys Arts Festival pulls in visitors from
wide and far Pl Conghaile is enchanted
62 A SWING& A PRAYER Golf enthusiast,
David Robbins, visits Orlandos most iconic
courses
74 MLAGA UNCOVERED With an eye out
for the unusual, Oda OCarroll traverses
the less travelled highways and byways of
the Andalucan hotspot
Contents August
NEWS
04 ARRIVALS We meet Aer Linguss
well-travelled passengers at
Dublins T2
07 NEWS DIARY Great dates for
your August agenda
08 NEWS HOTELS Froma bijou
boutique in Dublin to a pop-up in
London, the smartest hotel choices
10 NEWS RESTAURANTS
International dining with
Eoin Higgins
12 NEWS SHOPPING Gadgets
to go holiday musts from
Sive OBrien
14 NEWS BUSINESS Smart
Traveller Boston or bust? Mark
Schwartz has the citys best
business locations
16 NEWS PEOPLE Whats in my
Suitcase musician Julie Feeney
opens her suitcase
18 NEWS PEOPLE On my Travels
photographer David Jenkins
puts us in the frame
20 NEWS BEAUTY TOGO
Summer body oils; Ellie Balfe
reveals the nest
22 NEWS BOOKS Shelf Life
Bridget Hourican leafs through
the latest releases
24 NEWS DIARY Courses for
horses Siobhn English has the
form for August
26 NEWS DIARY London views
Ben Webb discovers the best for
Olympics spectators
28 NEWS ON THE RADAR
Santiago de Compostela Eoin
Higgins brings out the highlights
REGULARS
91 AN INSIDERS GUIDE TO
BARCELONA Ro Molloy shares
her favourite hang-outs
94 48 HOURS IN BRUGES Compact
and serene Tony Clayton-Lea
visits the beautiful city
97 AER LINGUS INFLIGHT Whats
on for August movies, music and
inight information
120 TRIP OF ALIFETIME Nine-year-
old Zara Campbell remembers a
wonderful trip to London
30
On track -
Maria Doyle
Kennedy
48
Kilkenny
cool
74
Making the most
of Malaga
12
Fit feet
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Contributors
Shooting mostly travel and portraiture,
eMiLyMOtt works for a variety of
international publications. This was her debut
shoot for Cara, see page 74, and her frst
time visiting Mlaga. Mlaga is one of those
often overlooked cities. What a discovery
sparkling on the edge of the Mediterranean.
Mlagueos are so welcoming and after the
rains of June it was heaven to wander about
in the dry heat of Andaluca and sip cool
sweet wine with tapas in the shade. The most
beautiful experience was watching the sun
sink beyond the mountains at night. And then
it was lovely to head to the mountains where
we stayed on a ranch amidst the bougainvillea
and oleander with 200 Andalucan horses.
Currently in the Russian Caucasus working
on a project about the next winter Olympics
in Sochi, Matt MarriOtt teamed up with
David Robbins to shoot this months story on
Orlandos iconic golf courses, see page 62.
Matt began playing at an early age but admits
he spends more time these days in the rough
than on the fairway. Living in Florida you are
treated to one of the highest concentrations
of both golf courses and sunny days in the
United States. Unfortunately, Floridas
ubiquitous sunshine deserted us for several
days while on this story but we soldiered
through (once with the help of a few beers)
and were rewarded with excellent weather
to round it out.
Editor of award-winning Image Interiors &
Living magazine, aMandacOchrane
interviewed a group of six young Irish
creatives who have moved to London to
kick-start their careers (and their social
lives), see page 36. Amanda lives in London
and commutes weekly to Dublin. Juggling
work with family life she lives with her two
children and husband in Kensal Rise can
be complicated, but every now and then
she has the best of both worlds. Travelling
around London to interview this amazingly
determined group of young people made me
fall in love with the city all over again, but
also made me feel incredibly old! admits
Amanda. Their determination to exceed in
their respective crafts was truly inspiring.
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Arrivals
BERNIE COYNE greets her
Australian niece, CAITLINCOYNE,
who is here for her grandfathers 80th
birthday celebrations.
CIARA
McCLAFFERTY, left,
and JENNY MELIA,
right, are all smiles as
they return from a fact-
finding business trip to
Bologna.
LORRAINE
HACHETT, left, and
her daughter EDITH,
met Lorraines best
friend SARAHHONE,
right. Sarah was
meeting Edith for the
first time.
The Dunne boys, from left, RONAN,
AIDAN and CONOR rush to meet dad,
TREVOR, as he arrives home from
Frankfurt after a four-month trip.
Flying Dutch business woman,
NATASCHA VERSCHURE, is only
making a brief visit, but has very fond
memories of a St Patricks day spent
in Dublin a few years ago.
Fresh off her Aer
Lingus flight from
Paris, interpreter
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is excited by the
good life in the
French capital.
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spotted making their way stealthily out of arrivals. The
couple were trying to avoid being spotted by Johns family
who were there to collect his brother from the airport.
John and Ashley were hoping to surprise them at home.
BOUCHEBEL SONAH, left, and her
friend, NGUYEN LUYEN, love Irish culture
so much Nguyen has decided to get married
in the beautiful Cloonacauneen Castle just
outside Galway city.
Summer is almost over, but Dublins T2 is as busy
as ever. Cara magazine met some foreign visitors
and Irish holidaymakers on their return home.
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Blarney Castle & Gardens
Renowned for bestowing the gift of eloquence
See and feel Irelands heritage, built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Irelands greatest chieftains.
Spend the day exploring the extensive grounds and gardens.
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Whats happening dates for your diary
1
Jig, Dublin
Jig recounts the history of
traditional Irish dance. The story of
its evolution is helped along with
clips from archive footage and
contemporary recordings. Shows
are every Wednesday through
Sunday and tickets allow you entry
to the museum where you can
peruse their collection of Irish dance
memorabilia. Tickets from 12. jig.ie
3
Castlepalooza Music and Arts
Festival, Ofaly
Cheap, cheerful and held in a 6th
century castle, Castlepalooza will rock
your socks of, or at the very least make
you jive in your wellies. The festival,
sponsored by Aer Lingus, sees The
Charlatans andJapetaketothestage.
Runs August 3-5. Three-daypass plus
campingis amere85; castlepalooza.com
11
Northalsted Market Days, Chicago
Street festival, Northalsted Market
Days, takes place over the weekend
of August 11-12 and this years
nostalgia-fest features performances
by Olivia Newton John, The Pointer
Sisters, and many other denizens of
memory lane; northalsted.com
13
See No Evil, Bristol
Curated artists paint Bristol red and
blue and yellow this month. Urban
artists use Nelson Street, an area in
need of regeneration as their canvas.
While See No Evil gives the forgotten
city space a new lease of life, sister
festival, Hear No Evil, organises a New
York-style block party, live projections
and outdoor concerts. Runs August
13-16; seenoevilbristol.co.uk
AEr LiNguS FLIES FROM DUBLIN AND CORK
TO BriSTOL, DAILY AND FROM SHANNON TO
BriSTOL, MON, TUE, WED, THUR, FRI AND SUN.
NEwS DiAry
August
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La Tomatina, Buol
Running annually since the 1940s, La Tomatina is
one of the most popular, visitor-attended festivals
in Spain. Proceedings begin with the climbing of
the palo jabn, a greasy pole with a large jamn
attached to the top, of course. Once a nimble
climber manages to knock the hapless ham from
the top of the pole, its time to don your goggles as
tomato-favoured chaos reigns.
uS Open, New york
Watch the biggest and
best names in tennis
battle it out for the
last Grand Slam title
of the year in Arthur
Ashe Stadium. The
actual matches run
from August 27 to
September 9. Cant
make those dates?
Catch the qualifying
rounds from August
21-24 with a special
Arthur Ashe kids day
on the 25th. Free of
charge. Tickets for the
Grand Slam, from $30;
usopen.org
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AEr LiNguS FLIES FROM DUBLIN TO ALiCANTE DAILY, ExCEPT MON
AND FRI, FROM BELFAST TO ALiCANTE MON, WED, FRI AND SUN AND
FROM CORK TO ALiCANTE THUR AND SAT.
AEr LiNguS FLIES FROM
DUBLIN TO NEw yOrk DAILY
AND FROM SHANNON TO NEw
yOrk MON, WED AND FRI.
AEr LiNguS FLIES FROM DUBLIN AND CORK
TO ChiCAgO DAILY.
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news hotels
KellYs hotel, DUBlIn
Situated in Dublin's creative and social
hub, Kellys has made a name for itself as a
small (just 16 rooms) but cool city spot. Its
loft-style penthouse, in particular, is quirky,
comfortable and wont break the bank.
The ofcial eaterie and the place where
breakfast is served is the nearby lGueuleton
restaurant, whose rustic take on French
brasserie fare frequently earns it a place on
Dublins best restaurant lists. Within walking
distance of some of the citys biggest tourist
attractions: Trinity College, Christ Church
and Dublin Castle to name but a few, Kelly's is
a canny choice for savvy city break devotees.
Rooms from79. 35-37 South Great Georges
Street, 01 648 0010; kellysdublin.com
Take a walk on the wild side at the Newpark Hotel's newmini farmin Kilkenny, some of the newadditions include an
ostrich, alpacas, pot-bellied pigs and an adorable kid goat; a perfect day out for the little ones. fynnhotels.com
Escape
Lavish resort or a temporary abode in the thick of the action hotels for tuning in, and out.
RADIsson BlU ResoRt, GRAn CAnARIA
The Rezidor group has opened its frst hotel on the Spanish
island of Gran Canaria. With a list of facilities as long as
your arm, including both fresh and saltwater pools, this
plush coastal resort aims to please. Parents can drop the
little ones of at the hotels kids club and go to the spa, play
tennis or wander of to the nearby town of Arguinegun,
where they can indulge in some retail therapy at the local
market (on Tuesdays only) or in the town's designer shops.
After dark you can let your hair down with cocktails on the
rooftop terrace. Rooms from188. Carretera GC-500,
ES Arguineguin, +34 928 150 400;
radissonblu.com/resort-grancanaria
AeRlInGUs FLIES FROMDUBLINTOGRAnCAnARIA, TUE, THUR AND
SAT ANDFROMBELFAST, MONANDFRI.
A RooMFoR lonDon, lonDon
Whether you describe it as a one bedroom pop-up
hotel or an inspirational artist installation, A Room For
London is a tiny structure with big ideas. The space
was created by architect David Kohn and artist Fiona
Banner, who wanted to craft a space that was relaxing
and inspiring for both the guest and fellow creatives.
Every month, the boat which is perched atop the
Queen Elizabeth Hall in the Southbank Centre just
of the river Thames, invites a range of artists, writers
and musicians (Imogen Heap stayed recently) to stay
and use their time there to create something new that
can be shared digitally via podcasts and blog postings.
Room from 120. Southbank Centre Belvedere Road
SE1 8XX, +44 20 7734 4800, aroomforlondon.co.uk
AeRlInGUs FLIES FROMDUBLIN, SHANNON, CORK ANDBELFAST TO
lonDonheAthRowDAILY.
ACMe, ChICAGo
Edgy design, central location and
complimentary Wi-Fi faster than a
speeding bullet, the Acme Hotel, Chicagos
newboutique alternative, has it all.
The hotel prides itself on refecting the
culture that surrounds it. Co-owner Gene
Kornota says: Chicago is known for its
creativity, free-thinking artists and vibrant
neighbourhoods, the Acme hotel was
designed to refect all of those qualities.
All rooms have the latest in audio-visual
technology. Guests can download and
viewtheir own content through 46-inch
LEDTVs with easy Apple and HDMI
connections, so whether you want to tune
in or tune out, this hotel is for you. Rooms
from$219. 15 East Ohio Street , +1 312 894
0800; acmehotelcompany.com
AeRlInGUs FLIES FROMDUBLINTO
ChICAGoDAILY.
10 | August 2012
Awshucks! The Carlingford Oyster Festival runs fromAugust 9-12 and features a host of great foodie events
including a lively artisan street market, colourful entertainment and local restaurants offering an
array of fresh, innovative fsh dishes. Visit carlingford.ie for further details.
news restaurants
tHe FuMBaLLY, DuBLIn
Dublin-based food nuts Luca DAlfonso and
Aisling Rogerson seemto be onto a good thing
if queues for their tasty (and delightfully good
value) lunchtime oferings are any indication.
Embedded deep in the creative hub of Dublin 8,
The Fumbally is a welcome addition to an area
that has traditionally been pretty sparse when it
comes to interesting dining options. But top-notch
(comfort) food is just one nicety in a space that is as
creatively inviting as it is eclectically ftted out. It is
hard to distinguish whether The Fumbally falls into
the category of caf or restaurant, maybe because
theres nothing quite like it in Dublin, but the
invitation to come, eat, drink, linger and be social
is hard to decline. Possibly Dublins fnest cup of
cofee on ofer too. Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8, 01 657
4518; thefumbally.ie
From slick Nordic sophistication to easy Dublin cool, Eoin Higgins is out to lunch.
aerLIngus FLIEs FRomDuBLInTocHIcagoDAILY.
tHe potteDpIg, carDIFF
not typically the go-to town for foodie thrills in
the uK, Cardif is pretty bereft when it comes to
inviting nosebags. That said, if you enjoy a good
curry house, then you have plenty of choice. But if
subcontinental doesnt appeal, then the Potted Pig
comes highly recommended. The signature dish,
Potted Pig, served as a starter, comes with tart
little pickles and crunchy warmtoast; it is a worthy
opener. For those who dont dig on swine, trufed
Welsh rarebit is another winning beginning on a
menu that is all about well-crafted, old timey British
dishes executed with a pinch of French infuence.
Ps the 10 two-course lunch represents smashing
value, the Welsh mackerel with samphire and
cockles stands out. 27 High street, Cardif, +44 29
2022 4817; thepottedpig.com
aer LIngus FLIEs FRom DuBLIn TocarDIFF DAILY.
great Lake, cHIcago
Following Alan Richmans gush in GQ: This
pie creative, original represents everything
irresistible about the newAmerican style
of pizza-making. Great Lake has garnered
equal parts bile and benevolence fromfckle
food bloggers. The bile? For the most part,
complaints centre on the wait, in some cases
more than an hour-and-a-half, to get served.
And the benevolence? The web also swims
with rhapsodies on Great Lakes dedication to
seasonal ingredients, choice artisan cheeses,
and all round deliciousness. Worth a visit? For
foodies, yes, its probably the best pizza pie in
town. For those looking for zippy service with
a smile, perhaps try the mcDonalds round
the corner. Pro-tip: call in your order ahead of
arrival and get it to go. 1477 WBalmoral Avenue,
Chicago, +1 773 334 9270
Food File
cHez DoMInIque, HeLsInkI
With respect, the name does suggest a salubrious
Peckhamwine bar froman old episode of Only
Fools &Horses. 1980s nomenclature aside, the
truth is entirely at odds with the connotation,
thankfully. And howenvious of Helsinki-bound
grub hounds we are as a result. This Finnish
michelin two-star has a sleekness of character
that impresses with ease modern, beautifully-
designed furnishings, clean lines and a style of food
presentation that verges on artistic without being
too inaccessible. In the kitchen, award-laden chef
Hans Vlimki doesnt only add a sense of humour
to his executions, his confdent use of unusual
favours and textures reveals a hand, and heart, in
comfortable cahoots with the very best of French
and nordic produce. Richardsgatan 4, Helsinki,
+358 9 612 7393; chezdominique.f
aer LIngus FLIEs FRom DuBLIn ToHeLsInkI, TuE, THuR
AnD sAT.
Sourced in the Burren.
Farmed only for us.
Aged to perfection.

Pasture to plate.
ely wine bar, 22 Ely Place, Dublin 2
ely bar & brasserie, IFSC, Dublin 1
ely gastro pub, Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2
book online or call + 353 1 633 9988
www.elywinebar.com
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news Business travel
The best places to do business in historic Boston? Lisa Hughes fnds out.
Smart traveller
1
interCOntinental FranKFurt
Poised on the banks of the river
Main and just a few minutes from the
city centre, the InterContinental offers
superb views of Frankfurts skyline
and is a great spot to impress clients.
(Wilhelm-Leuschner Strasse 43, +49 692
6050; frankfurt.intercontinental.com)
2
HOtel HessisCHer HOF This
boutique hotel is the perfect post-
fight stop beautifully decorated and
ofering spacious rooms and suites. Although
it can be pricey, the hotel is renowned for
quality service and Jimmys Bar, a traditional
piano bar, is considered one of the citys
best. (Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 40,+49697
5400; hessischer-hof.de)
3
FleMinGs HOtel FranKFurt-
Messe This hotel combines
contemporary design with the
latest technology and frst-rate cuisine,
further boasting 96 stylish rooms, all
with complimentary internet access. The
French Brasserie and Wine Bar has just the
right ambience for a productive meeting.
(Mainzer Landstrasse 87-89, +49 69 808
0800; femings-hotels.com)
4
Pure Trendy, with a quirky, artistic
streak, Pure is highly rated as a top
design hotel. Even though most
guests rave about the superb breakfast
bufet and the hip dcor, Pure also ofers
spacious areas to work, complimentary
Wi-Fi and a private car park. (Niddastrasse
86, +49 69 710 4570; the-pure.de)
5
FranKFurt MarriOtt HOtel
The Marriott is handily located
near the Conference Centre and
the main train station. Inside youll fnd
25 modern conference rooms, a 24-hour
business centre, three international
restaurants and multiple accommodation
options. (Hamburger Allee 2, +49 697
9550; marriott.co.uk)
5 BEST BUSINESS
HOTELS FRANKFURT
As chairman of Arnotts Ltd and
CEO of Palladin Capital Group,
Mark Schwartz does business in
cities across Europe and North
America. Here, he explains why
Boston is his favourite.
why is Boston
so great for the
business traveller? It is
one of the most liveable
and workable cities in the
US, with a vibrant and diverse
business community, from
high tech and bio tech to
investment management
and retail. Youre only one
phone call away from being
introduced to whomever
you want to meet. And,
while business may be high
powered and intense, people
are understated and casual
I rarely wear a tie in Boston.
Getting around Boston
is easy to fnd your way
around. You can walk many
places but taxis are abundant
and the T is an inexpensive
way to get from Cambridge to
Beacon Hill or from Back Bay
to the fnancial district.
Best place for business
meetings Henriettas
Table (1 Bennett Street,
Cambridge; henriettastable.
com) for breakfast with VCs
and politicos; Bristol Lounge
at the Four seasons (200
Boylston Street; fourseasons.
com) is great for a
meeting and drinks,
or Catalyst (300
Technology Square;
catalystrestaurant.com).
Best for business
lunch B&G Oysters
(550 Tremont Street;
bandgoysters.com)
in the South End for
more casual lunch
or dinner; sorellina
(1 Huntington Avenue;
sorellinaboston.com), where
the tuna sushi appetiser
is a must, or Mistral
(223 Columbus Avenue;
mistralbistro.com) for a
business dinner; the Met
Back Bay (279 Dartmouth
Street; metbackbay.com) of
Newbury Street for lunch or
a drink after work.
Best business hotel in this
city ... All the usual high-end
and moderate chains are good,
but also consider Copley
square Hotel (47 Huntington
Avenue; copleysquarehotel.
com), nine Zero (90 Tremont
Street; ninezero.com) or Xv
Beacon (15 Beacon Street;
xvbeacon.com).
How available is wi-Fi? It
is widely available in Boston
but, when in doubt, stop by
a Starbucks.
tips for making business
travel less costly on time
and budget Making the
most of new technology such
as travel apps and online
check in make staying on top
of details and delays easy.
My tip for successful
business travel I try to do
one non-business activity or
visit a new part of whatever
city I visit. Most business
travellers go from airports
to hotels to meeting rooms
without ever getting to
know the city theyre in.
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Life in the fast lane has become second nature to award-winning
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and a nationwide Irish tour in the autumn, she gives Suzie Coen the
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Wildlife photographer David Jenkins talks to Suzie Coen about his
globetrotting adventures.
I WAS HOOKED ON AFRICA From
the moment I landed in Uganda to see the
mountain gorillas of the Bwindi Impenetrable
Forest. The continent continues to impress
me with its never ending supply of stunning
scenery, incredible wildlife and friendly people.
TRACKINGA TIGER IS THE ULTIMATE
THRILL Ive spent a lot of time in the jungles
of India and you can be sitting in a jeep relaxing
when suddenly the whole terrain comes to life
the deer, the monkeys and the peacocks all
suddenly start giving alarm calls and you know
that the king of the jungle is on the move. There
is nothing like it.
BEST PLACE TO SEE ORANGUTANS IS
At Camp Leakey in Tanjung Puting National
Park in Borneo. I usually hire a boat with local
crew and sleep on the river. I wake up to the
ghostly call of the howler monkeys at frst light
and often see as many as eight orangutans in
the trees around my boat.
ARGENTINAIS MYLASTEST TRAVEL
HOTSPOT I was there recently to capture
pictures of the Orcas [killer whales] as they hunt
along the coast of Patagonias Valds Peninsula.
The whales deliberately beach themselves at high
tide on the shore and wait to pounce on clueless
sea lion pups playing at the waters edge. The frst
day of the hunting season usually provides the
most spectacular action images.
Dublin-born David Jenkins travels the world capturing extraordinary wildlife images in
beautiful and remote locations. He has tracked and snapped everything from polar bears to
killer whales, tigers to brown bears, mountain gorillas to chimpanzees, snow monkeys to
orangutans and leopards to cheetahs and great white sharks. Tis month sees Jenkins pack his
bags for his latest trip to Cape Town, where hes planning to shoot the great white shark.
3wildlifeadventures
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BEAR-WATCHING IN ESTONIA
A two-part nature break runs
September and October, kicking
of in Helsinki, and moving onto
Tallinn in Estonia, then by boat east
along the coast to Alutaguse Park
near the Russian border, where you
sleep in a bear hide close to the
feeding ground of a large population
of brown bears. From 595 pps;
magneticnorthtravel.com
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WHALE-WATCHING IN
WEST CORK September to
November is peak season
for whale spotting take a four-
hour boat trip to see porpoises,
dolphin, minke and fn whales of
the coast of Cork with local marine
expert Colin Barnes. Daily sailings
from Feen Pier, Castlehaven
Harbour, adults, 50; children, 30;
whalewatchwithcolinbarnes.com
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FEATHERED FRIENDS IN
SOUTHERN SPAIN Malaga is
the jump-of point for a week of
bird-spotting in salt marshes, estuaries
and paddy felds. Expect to spot
migrating raptors as they glide the
thermals before heading south over
the Straits of Gibraltar to Morocco.
September 1-8, 1,240pps including
seven nights with full board, and all
meals. juliansykeswildlife.com
On my Travels
NEWS PEOPLE
THEMOSTUSEFUL THINGI CARRY
IS Aroll of duct tape essential
for emergency repairs and helping to
waterproof my equipment. My iPhone
comes in handy when passing time in
airports or waiting for animals to do
something interesting. My newfavourite
app is the Bushnell Backtrack GPS you
just turn it on, set your starting point
and then no matter howlost you get in
the jungle or anywhere else it directs
you back to your starting point.
I LOVE THE VIEW As I fy in by
foat plane to Geographic Harbour
on the Katmai coast of Alaska.
Surrounded by lush mountain
meadows and home to bubbling
streams where up to 40 brown
bears gather to chase salmon, the
bay boasts the most picturesque
landscape in the world.
EVERY YEAR WITHOUT FAIL
I RETURN TO The polar bear
denning (maternity) area in Canada.
The journey usually takes two days
(in good weather) and involves four
fights, a train ride, a jeep ride and
a drive in a half-track vehicle on the
snow and ice. We base ourselves at
an old naval cabin in the centre of
the region. Theres no running water
and if one person snores, everybody
knows about it but the rewards are
fantastic. By day we get to see and
photograph baby polar bears and at
night the sky is lit up by the glorious
Northern Lights.
I DONT DONORMAL HOLIDAYS
BUT I enjoy visiting Ireland two or
three times a year to see family and
friends. And I am planning to spend
a few weeks in Italy this September.
It will be the frst trip in a long time
where Ill probably leave the serious
camera gear behind. Im looking
forward to it!
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20 | AUGUST 2012
MY BEAUTY MUSTS
English fashion model,
Daisy Lowe, spends
much of her career
travelling to and
fromexotic
locations for
editorial and
commercial
photo shoots.
She shares
her essential
tips and tricks
to looking good no
matter how long-haul your trip.
HAVE YOU BEEN TO IRELAND
BEFORE? Yes! Ive been to Dublin a few
times and always have the greatest time.
YOUR FESTIVAL FASHION TIPS? Face
wipes are a must! Don t wear
too much eye make-up till the
sun goes down and always take
a hoodie.
YOUR FAVOURITE
MODELLING ASSIGNMENT
TO DATE? Shooting with
Steven Klein.
YOUR MOST
TREASURED ITEM
OF CLOTHING?
My Acne combat
boots.
YOUR ESSENTIAL
BEAUTY PRODUCTS
FOR TRAVELLING? Sisley
lip balm and I always need
my hydration shampoo and
conditioner by Pureology.
BEAUTY TIPS FOR LONG
JOURNEYS? Therapists Secret
Facial Oil by The Sanctuary it
keeps your skin hydrated for the
whole ight! Its amazing ... a must for
travelling.
BEACH ESSENTIALS? Kiehls SPF
Factor 50+, SkinCeuticals UV Defense
SPF 50 for my face, and a Mason
Pearson hairbrush.
DESERT ISLAND PRODUCT? Sisley lip
balm I go through pots of the stu.
FAVOURITE DESTINATION?
Rio, Brazil.
YOUR FAVOURITE TREND?
Pastel colours.
Daisy was in Ireland to launch the Chic
Summer Festival at Kildare Village in
July. For more information, log onto
kildarevillage.com.
NEWS BEAUTY
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Chanel Coco
Mademoiselle
Velvet Body Oil,
48, is a decadently
delightful product.
Softly scented
and pleasantly
pampering, its a
great way to layer
fragrance while
adding a light, satin
sheen to skin.
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The Nourishing
Satin Oil, 49, from
Darphin contains
a roll call of the most
nutritious oils around.
Sesame seed, saower,
sweet almond, Inca Inchi
oils which are
blended with
red ginger and
ylang ylang
essential oils
to produce this
potent product.
It acts as a real
skin saviour
by increasing
suppleness and
smoothing any
roughness.
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Bobbi
Brown
Beach
Body Oil, 42,
is a lovely
summer oil. Scented
with the brands popular
Beach fragrance, this
contains vitamins E and
C alongside avocado and
jojoba oils. Lightweight
and lovely, the summery
scent lingers long after
application.
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Roger & Gallets
latest Fleur
dOsmanthus
Beauty Oil, 26.75,
is a zesty citrus-
scented oil that
adds a gorgeous,
natural-looking
glow.
BeautyONTHE GO
WHATSTHEBUZZ? Yves Saint Laurent have delightedtheir many fans withthe recent
release of Le Teint Touch Eclat, 38. Asoft gel withilluminating pigments
that addavividradiance tothe skin, this is acult product of the future.
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The Yves Saint
Laurent Saharienne
Perfumed Dry
Body Oil, 41, is
enriched with
plant and mineral
oils to nourish
the skin as well
as imparting a
sophisticated
scent. A
must for sultry,
summer evenings.
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One of the most
famous dry
oils is Huile
Prodigieuse by
NUXE, 31.35
according
to style icon,
Ins de la
Fressange,
most
Frenchwomen
own an item from this cult
brand with 32 registered
patents. This multi-
tasking, silicone free oil
is 20 years old this year
and is composed of six
precious plant oils that
help repair and refine
skin while keeping it
looking, and smelling,
divine.
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The Superbly
Restorative Argan
Dry Oil, 31, from
one of NYCs oldest and
most famous beauty
brands, Kiehls, is chock-
full of antioxidants
and essential fatty
acids, which help to
improve the texture
of skin. This oil also
works wonders in
hair and helps to
tame the frizz that
can sometimes
result from too
much sun, sand
and sea.
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22 | AUGUST 2012
The Devil I
Know by Claire
Kilroy (Faber,
12.99) out
August 16.
During the
boom, critics
kept demanding
that Irish
novelists write
about the
Celtic Tiger. Now the demand is
for economic crisis books. Claire
Kilroy, known for her elegant and
slightly strange literary thrillers,
has taken up the challenge. Set
against the backdrop of the
brewing debt crisis, the narrator,
Tristram, a returned migr, goes
back to his home town of Howth
in north Dublin to find it in the
throes of an overblown property
development, masterminded by a
grotesque builder he has known
since childhood and a shadowy
businessman he has never met.
Tigers in Red
Weather by Liza
Klaussmann
(Picador, 12.99)
out August 2. An
East Coast novel,
full of wealthy,
glamorous
characters in
white tennis
clothes, sipping Martinis. It spans
25 years, from 1945 to 1969, and
two generations of two families
who congregate at summertime
in Tiger House, the old family
estate on the upmarket island of
Marthas Vineyard. Told from
five different perspectives, the
action centres on a murder that
takes place one summer in the
late 1950s. This debut novel
from Klaussmann, a New York
Times journalist (and descendant
of Herman Melville, writer of
Moby Dick), was the subject of a
bidding war and is Picadors big
release for 2012.
Shelf LIFE
NEWS BOOKS
Short Walks
fromBogot:
Journeys in the
newColombia
by Tom Feiling
(Allen Lane,
20) out August
30. For decades
Colombia was
synonymous with
crime, narcotics
and FARC guerrillas. But now the
tourist board assures visitors that
Colombia es pasin, and that the
only risk is that youll want to stay.
How successful has the clean-up
been? Documentary-maker
and journalist Tom Feiling,
an expert on Colombia
(and the cocaine trade),
journeyed throughout
the country, down
roads that until recently
were too dangerous to
travel, talking to former
guerrilla fghters and their
ex-captives, women whose
sons were disappeared by
paramilitaries and nomadic
tribes, to paint a fresh picture of the
new Colombia.
Pulphead: Notes
from the Other
Side of America
by John Jeremiah
Sullivan (Vintage,
9.99) out August
2. Vintage is
bringing out
the European
edition of last
years hit in the
States. John Jeremiah Sullivan, a
Southerner with Irish roots, takes a
road trip across the States to the
Ozark mountains for a Christian
rock festival; to Florida to meet the
straggling refugees of MTVs Real
World; to Indiana to investigate the
formative years of Michael Jackson
and Axl Rose, and to the Gulf
Coast in the wake of Hurricane
Katrina and back again as its
residents confront the BP oil spill.
Whos reading what?
Irish novelist John Banville on
a return to poetry.
WHAT ARE YOUREADING? I recently
nished Richard Fords novel Canada,
which is superb heartrending, but
superb Ford at the very top of his
form. Also Im rereading Michael
Longleys poetry collection, A
Hundred Doors, a book of
marvels. WHERE ARE YOU
READINGIT? Usually at
lunchtime in my so-called
oce, an apartment in
the centre of Dublin that
is so quiet I sometimes
forget Im in the city. What
can compare to the pleasure
of reading? And what can
compare to a book, rather than
an electronic plastic tablet?
FAVOURITE PLACE FOR A
HOLIDAY? Abroad, Italy; at home,
West Cork. Hardly original. I envy
people who go to Patagonia, or
mountain climbing in the Hindu Kush.
But like the English poet Philip Larkin,
Id love to go to China provided I
could come home the same day.
BEST BOOK TO TAKE ON A
FLIGHT? The letters of Isaiah Berlin;
there are two volumes, Flourishing
and Enlightening. He was one of
the great letter writers of our time,
by turns witty, gossipy, profound.
And/or Journey to the Abyss: The
Diaries of Count Harry Kessler, who
knew everyone and did everything,
almost. Heavy tomes, but wonderfully
comforting.
Ancient Light by John Banville is
published in Viking hardback, 16.99.
Vengeance by John Banville, writing as
Benjamin Black, is published in trade
paperback by Mantle, 12.99.
BOOK
FESTIVAL
Go to Edinburgh, August
11-27, for the worlds biggest books
festival, not just for the featured
writers Yiyun Li, Alasdair Gray, Roddy
Doyle, Howard Jacobson and about
100others but for workshops,
masterclasses and the festivals
very own independent
bookselling operation.
Home truths and modern-day horror: Bridget Hourican
previews the newreleases.
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24 | august 2012
Y
ou really cant beat
Ireland for scenery and
atmosphere. You can
attend any big race
meeting in the world, or any major
equestrian event for that matter, but
what you will experience here in
Ireland is truly special, says Tamso
Doyle, communications manager
with Irish racings governing body,
Horse Racing Ireland.
Ireland can boast at playing
host to some of the best racing
festivals in the world and overseas
visitors arrive in their droves for
the Punchestown National Hunt
Festival each April and the Irish
Derby in June.
Of course the summer is always
a busy time for us and apart from
Galway we have several other big
meetings, including the Killarney
Festival, from August 29 to
September 1 (killarneyraces.ie). Tis
is quickly growing in popularity,
Doyle says. It is also, without doubt,
one of the most scenic racetracks
in Ireland, set, as it is, on the edge
of the breath-taking Killarney Lakes.
Another picturesque track is
Bellewstown, which hosts its
festival on August 22 and 23
(bellewstownraces.ie), on the Hill
of Crockafotha in Co Meath,
overlooking the Mourne Mountains.
Leopardstown Racecourse
(leopardstown.com) on the outskirts of
Dublin has become one of the most
popular tracks for evening meetings
during the summer. Te addition of
the Big Top marquee is invaluable
as it can cater for live entertainment
in all weathers, says Doyle.
For those who wish to see some
scenic Irish countryside, a 40-minute
train ride from Dublin takes you to
Te Curragh racecourse (curragh.ie),
where you can experience the cream
HorseySet
Above, Dirk
Demeersman of
Belgium in action
in the FEI Nations
Cup at last years
Dublin Horse
Show.
of Irish fat racing between March
and October. Te Curragh hosts
fve Classic races each year, but an
equally popular race day
is August 12 for the Group 1
Keenland Phoenix Stakes.
Just like horse racing, show
jumping has always gripped the Irish
public, which has witnessed some
historic moments down through the
147 years of the Dublin Horse Show
(dublinhorseshow.ie). From the modest
days in the 1800s when prize money
averaged 550, to the glory days of
Eddie Macken in the 1970s, and right
up to the present day, this fve-day
spectacular each August is Irelands
premier equestrian event. Prize
money now boasts close to 1 million.
And the attendance continues to
grow each year, says JP Montgomery,
marketing executive at the RDS.
Tis can only be encouraging.
Tis year, the show moves its dates
back by one week to August 15-19,
to avoid a clash with the Olympic
Games, but Montgomery believes
this will not afect entries.
Te Nations Cup on the Friday
is always a big draw and, as usual, we
will have eight teams competing as
it is the fnal leg of the FEI [Nations
Cup] Series. Perhaps we will be
lucky enough to have some Olympic
champions here too.
But the show is not just about
horses, says Montgomery, there is
so much more to it. Ladies Day,
on the Tursday, is hugely popular;
we have entertainment daily for
all the family.
With the equestrian events at
the Olympic Games only a stones
throw away at Londons Greenwich
Park, the close proximity of Ireland
is bound to be too tempting for
some to resist.
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summeRFesTival July
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completely and indulge in The
Galway Races, left, at The Twelve
package. For a modest 2,012, stay
in the ultra-luxurious Suite XII, and
enjoy helicopter transport to the
racecourse; thetwelvehotel.ie
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hampTonclassichoRse
show, us august 26 to
september 2 Set in idyllic Long
Island, this is New Yorks iconic end-
of-summer event, with high glamour
on and of the course. Watch many
of the worlds top show jumpers
compete for $250,000 in the
Grand Prix; hamptonclassic.com
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BuRGhley hoRse
TRials, uK august 30
to september 2 This is
the ultimate test for horse and
rider. After all the action on
cross-country day, shopaholics
can indulge in the 200-plus trade
stands then relax on the lawn with a
glass of Pimms; burghley-horse.co.uk
From fat racing to show jumping, Siobhn English shares Augusts equestrian form.
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O
lympic tickets are a lot
like lottery tickets there
are winners and losers.
Te lucky strike gold and end up
with trackside seats at the Blue
Riband Mens 100m fnal and other
moments of high sporting drama.
Te rest are left empty-handed.
Or with back-row seats at the
Synchronised Swimming.
Of course, thats totally unfair
to Synchronised Swimming. Some
Olympic events may not conform
to everyones idea of true athletic
endeavour, but one thing is for sure
the atmosphere at every venue of
the 26 sports is guaranteed to be
fantastic. And the glitzy, futuristic
Aquatics Centre is worth a visit all
on its own.
With millions of tourists
descending on London, travel and
estimating travel times will also
be a lottery. Te Olympic Park,
home to the Olympic Stadium,
Velodrome, BMX Track, Riverbank
Arena and other key venues, is
in East London and serviced by
Stratford and Stratford International
stations. Plan your route carefully
and book wherever possible.
London 2012 (london2012.com),
which is committed to providing
full access to the disabled, has a
handy Spectator Journey Planner on
the website.
As part of their package, ticket
holders receive a Games Travelcard,
which is valid for the day of the
event, that allows free travel in
Londons zones 1-9. Te golden rule
is to leave plenty of time.
Security will also be very time-
consuming. One small, soft-sided
bag is allowed per person and
this must ft under your seat. You
cannot take in liquids over 100ml,
including water, although you can
bring an empty bottle that can be
flled up at water points.
For those without tickets,
however, there is no need to feel
left out. Tere are thrilling sports
for which no ticket is required. Be
honest. Would you prefer tickets
to the Mens 10m Air Rife or a
roadside position at the marathon,
that iconic feat of endurance that
started in Greece? Just like the
Olympics themselves. And then
theres the triathlon, its modern
relative, the ultimate test of
swimming, cycling and running.
Both races start and fnish on the
Mall with Buckingham Palace a
spectacular backdrop.
Similarly, you could fnd a good
vantage point on the route of the
men and womens cycling road
races. Every year the French line
the route of the Tour de France and
go mad watching the cyclists in
Day-Glo shirts pass in a colourful
blur. Te buzz should be amazing.
For something more sedate, though,
how about the 20km and 50km
Race Walks? Or the sailing at
Weymouth? All you need is a pair
of binoculars. And a warm coat, no
doubt. Tis is summer, after all.
If its the Olympic atmosphere
you are craving, then you can join
10,000 other ticketless spectators
at the Olympic Park to watch the
action on a giant screen the height
of three double-decker buses.
Like the other Big Screen sites
Trafalgar Square and Victoria Park
LondonInsider
Look out for Irish
marathon runner
Mark Kenneally
on August 5.
its frst-come frst-served, so get
there early. Its destined to be like
Wimbledons Henman Hill only
much, much bigger. Seb Coe, the
London Organising Committee
for the Olympic Games chairman,
said: Whether its Pistorius Park
or Dai Greene Fields our plans
for Park Live will create a green
and colourful place for fans to
cheer their heroes and soak up the
Olympic Park atmosphere.
At London 2012, in fact, not
having ticket may be, well, just
the ticket.
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Cycle The mens and womens road
races start and fnish on the Mall.
They take in the Natural History
Museum, Richmond Park, the beautiful
town centre of Kingston upon Thames
and lots more. You need a ticket
for the loop at Box Hill, Surrey, but
otherwise choose a good spot and
make a day of it. Men: July 28, 10am;
women: July 29, 12pm.
2
Triathlon Its gruelling and its
exciting a 1,500m swim, a 40km
cycle and a 10km run. British
Triathlon recommends Wellington
Arch at Hyde Park Corner, the South
side of Serpentine Bridge, Buckingham
Palace, the Hercules Monument (the
eastern edge of the park) and the
Lido. Men: August 7, 11.30am; women:
August 4, 9am.
3
Marathon The womens
marathon and the mens
marathon both start and fnish
on the Mall and, snaking along the
embankment of the Thames and
through the Square Mile, take in a
whole host of Londons most famous
landmarks and attractions. Check out
the course on london2012.com. Men:
August 12, 11am; women: August 5, 11am.
At the 2012 Olympic Games some of the best
things are completely free, Ben Webb reports.
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ugust brings passion and heat
to Santiago de Compostela,
the Galician city best known
as the destination for fervent
pilgrims who walk the famous
Camino de Santiago. However,
the city is not just heavenly for
blistered wayfarers; the less nimble-
footed devotee will also discover a
destination thats worth a trek. Here
are fve reasons to make that journey.
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SEE
Te Museum of Galician People,
housed in the old convent of Santo
Domingo de Bonaval, is a smart
route to a good grasp of the history
and culture of the region. Tere are
a number of rooms housed within,
each containing fascinating exhibits.
(Calle San Domingos de Bonaval s/n,
+34 981583 620; museodopobo.es)
EAT
Te local specialty, pulpo a la gallega
octopus served with paprika, salt
and pepper, and a drizzle of olive
oil is readily available. For those
seeking the upper end of the scale,
Casa Marcelo serves pumped-up,
sophisticated versions of local
classics. (Rua Hortas 1, +34 981 558
580; casamarcelo.net)
PRAY
Te fnal destination on the route
for peregrinos is the tomb of Saint
James, inside the citys main
cathedral (Catedral de Santiago
de Compostela). A baroque faade
encloses its hallowed Romanesque
interior and a visit can take up more
than a few hours, or not, depending
on your interest in such things.
VISIT
A daytrip south to the coastal town of
Baiona is a worthwhile excursion. Its
historical claim to perpetuity is that
it was here Christopher Columbus
Pinta frst landed, bringing news of
the New World back to the Old. For
beachcombers, Praia de Amrica is
a beautiful stretch of sandy beach a
little further north.
DRIVE
Five hours away, by car, the snow-
capped Picos de Europa mountain
range is breath-taking. If that drive
seems like a long haul, the scenic
coastal route drive (PO552) from
Baiona to the charming town of
Tui on the Portuguese border is a
worthy alternative. While in Tui,
a short hop across the border to
Valena provides more great views
and good value shopping.
Santiago de Compostela is not just a destination for weary pilgrims, the city has a lot
to ofer all its visitors, as Eoin Higgins discovers.
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Acting may have given Maria Doyle Kennedy a higher profle but, with
a new album out this month, music remains her big passion. However,
as she tells Tony Clayton-Lea, her four children always come frst.
Photographs by Richard Gilligan.
F
ollow your bliss, the wise,
philosophical saying
goes, and the bliss will
follow you back. No,
were not talking about
Twitter blackmail but
rather a form of interactive karma,
hard work and a sense of ambition.
Whatever it is, however, that makes
a person a success on his or her own
terms is something that shouldnt be
shrugged of as mere happenstance.
Talk to 47-year-old mother of four,
Maria Doyle Kennedy, about this
shell set you straight.
Unlike some Irish performers
who are either this or that, Doyle
Kennedy is this and that. Straddling
a few generations, there are some
people who may remember her
from her hippy chick days as the
tambourine-rattling, fringe-ficking
singer in Hothouse Flowers and Te
Black Velvet Band. Or perhaps you
know her from her debut movie role
as a struggling Dublin soul singer in
Te Commitments?
Its more likely, however, that
most people will be aware of her
skills as an actress rather than as a
singer. From a rake of movie roles
(including A Further Gesture, Miss
Julie, Te General, Spin Te Bottle,
Albert Nobbs, and the forthcoming
Neil Jordan movie, Byzantium) to a
long list of television work (including
Queer As Folk, No Tears, Tursday
the 12th, Father Ted, Te Tudors,
Dexter, Downton Abbey, Titanic),
Doyle Kennedy has slowly but surely
infltrated her way into households
across Ireland, the UK and the US.
Her rise to an understated kind
of fame (her favourite level Id
fnd OTT fame unpleasant and
uncomfortable, she has said in
the past. Some people know me,
some dont.) began when she left
Trinity College Dublin more than
25 years ago. Ten, she recalls, she
was starting to defne what I liked.
You also learn proper things about
friendship and the kinds of people
you want to be around and to form
bonds with. I must have been in a
particularly good year because there
are a lot of people who are still close
to each other, and we see each other
every now and again.
When I went to college I dont
think anyone else from my secondary
school went there, so I was pretty
much on my own. I would have
thought of myself as quite open-
minded and liberal, but I found I
had a natural bigotry, or perhaps a
knee-jerk response, to people with
very posh accents! It was an inverse
snobbery that you tend not to think
of as a bias but, of course, it is its
own form of prejudice. And that was
good to see and recognise within me
and to be aware that you shouldnt
judge things like that.
Te notion of actively wanting
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to be involved in music started at
TCD. It was there that she drifted
into being a singer with Hothouse
Flowers, but it wasnt until later that
she started writing her own material.
Im a late bloomer, she admits. I
spent most of my 20s learning how to
be a mother, so that was my primary
focus. When I learned a little bit
about that, it felt easier to give some
time to other pursuits.
She left Hothouse Flowers because
she felt she couldnt properly juggle
the lifestyle of a touring/performing
musician and a committed parent. A
subsequent music outing, Te Black
Velvet Band (which she co-founded
with her husband, Kieran), proved
more benefcial to both creative and
domestic duties, but in the early
1990s, Doyle Kennedy made her
movie debut in the aforementioned
Te Commitments, the Alan Parker-
directed adaptation of Roddy
Doyles book.
It was exactly like it seemed,
she remembers of her frst flm
experience. It was great fun and I
made lifelong friends out of it. I dont
think Id ever want to go back to it,
however, but I have nothing but good
thoughts about it.
Acting was never on the career
agenda, yet slowly but surely she
drifted into it. About two years
after Te Commitments, a lot of the
same flm crew were making In the
Name of the Father, so I went down
just to say hello to them and have
a bit of lunch with some of them,
and I ended up staying for hours.
I realised I had enjoyed the acting
vibe, the being on set process, but
I hadnt really thought about it in
the intervening time. Being in the
middle of something such as flm-
making was a truly collaborative
process the actors motivations,
their actions and something I
found incredibly interesting. Tat
kind of human contact is very
stimulating and that was when
I began to engage seriously with
acting.
And so, following a series of
acting classes, the apprenticeship
began, with Doyle Kennedys passion
for music sublimated by awareness
that there was another form of
creative expression she could engage
with and get paid for. I didnt have
any training and so I learnt on the
job, defnitely. Te acting classes were
just to see if I could do other things
with my life. I found that I liked it,
though.
Te work started as a trickle of bit
parts and character studies, gradually
increasing to a steady stream of
roles in both flm and television that
continues to this day. I had the great
fortune to work with great people,
she readily remarks, and with that
you watch them, learn from them.
Curiously, she has said no to a lot
of flm and television work ofered
to her. Why? Well, the priorities
are kids frst, then music and then
acting. Id only consider acting if I
had downtime from the music, and
of course things have to ft in around
the children. It doesnt suit me to be
away from them very much and it
doesnt suit them either. I suppose
there are a few things Ive been asked
to do that I would have liked, but
then there is the work youre ofered
that I didnt think was any good.
Te hard graft instinct comes
from her parents, she says. Tey
worked very hard because they had
to, and so do Kieran and I, because
we have four kids. With all the work
she does between music and movies
(as well as tending to her brood, one
of whom has Downs syndrome), the
difculty of being a parent as well as
an earner revolves around blending
time-management skills and business
acumen with being a mother hen and
parental therapist.
Its difcult to try and get it to
stick together anyone who is a
parent and who works knows that, so
its not peculiar to what I, personally,
experience. Once you have a child
you just start feeling guilty and
that never stops! Sometimes you
feel youre just sticking everything
Maria Doyle
Kennedy in her
role as Queen
Katherine of
Aragon, from
The Tudors.
The biggest thing for me when Im on stage is that I
dont think about the ego or insecurity at all. In fact,
being on stage is probably the safest place I can get to.
Its great, very liberating.
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CItY I really like New York. Everybody
says its not the same as it was in the 1980s
but I still think its like a shot in the arm
when you go there. Budapest is beautiful
and really interesting in a crumbling, faded
grandeur kind of a way. Theres a lot of Art
Deco there, too, which I really love. And
Dublin, too, I really like, it goes without
saying
DUBLIn CItY AttrACtIOnS Oh,
its the people, isnt it? But thats possibly
because of the fact that Im from the city.
I think the arts scene notably in theatre
and visual arts has always been very
stimulating. People have so much energy in
that area, and theres still a will to engage
and surprise.
FAvOUrIte vISUAL Art eXHIBItIOn
The photography exhibition, Dublin and
Other Portraits, by Evelyn Hofer at the
Gallery of Photography (Meeting House
Square, Temple Bar, Dublin), is amazing.
(galleryofphotography.ie. Until August 31.)
BOOKS Im a bit obsessed with City of
Bohane by Kevin Barry its such an amazing
book. It creates its own world, its so visual,
very descriptive and so you really just get
into it. Another book Ive liked recently is
The Strangers Child by Alan Hollinghurst.
Its about a family in England and it goes
through the cycle of the family from start to
fnish. Really superb.
MUSIC Im still addicted to Midlakes
album, The Trials of Van Occupanther. I also
love the Fleet Foxes album, Helplessness
Blues, and Im currently listening to a Dublin
band called Nanu Nanu, which features a
really good singer called Laura Sheeran.
Everyone should check them out, I reckon.
(nanunanu.bandcamp.com)
MARIA DOYLE KENNEDYS FAVOURITE
Girl with a bicycle, Dublin, 1966 by
Evelyn Hofer at the Gallery of Photography
together with Sellotape, and that
youre getting nothing right. But, you
know, I think my kids are amazing,
unafraid and open-minded.
Doyle Kennedy is an open-
minded person herself. While she
tends to shy away from answering
any questions she feels infringe on
her privacy, she is honest enough
to admit to being a person and a
performer of extremes.
Performers seem to have massive
contrary characteristics, she says.
Tey can show of, yet also be
deeply insecure. Complete extremes,
so, and yes, each of those pertain
to myself, defnitely. Isnt it mad
that people are made up of such
contradictions? Te biggest thing
for me, however, when Im on stage
is that I dont think about the ego
or insecurity at all. In fact, being on
stage is probably the safest place I can
get to. Its great, very liberating. No
worries Im just there in the zone.
Te acting is all well and good,
you sense, but music is where
Doyle Kennedys heart and soul lie.
I wouldnt spend a day without
singing, even just to myself,
she reveals, and Im always
percolating a bit of a song in my
head. Her forthcoming album,
Sing, is yet another example of
where percolation, passion and
instinct coalesce in a collection
of quite gorgeous songs (across
which she collaborates with the
likes of John Prine, Paul Brady and
Damien Rice).
When youre making an album
you become so consumed by it its
a bit of a mountain you have to
climb and youre continuously asking
yourself is this right, is that right, are
you happy with it, and so on.
Yet when its done and youre proud
of it, you have to go and tell people
about it.
Shell be doing that by touring
Ireland throughout the summer,
thinking of being on stage, in
the zone, and living in the here
and now.
You have to live, dont you?
she says. Te fundamental things
that are necessary and constant are
little more than food and shelter.
Tinking about those keeps you in
the moment.
Sing, by Maria Doyle Kennedy, will be
released on Mermaid Records on August 31.
She is touring Ireland in August and will
perform at Dublins Vicar Street venue
on September 29. Maria Doyle Kennedy
can be seen in Neil Jordans new flm,
Byzantium, which will be released early in
2013. For further information on tour dates
and related news, visit mariadk.com
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This band of young Irish people left home to
pursue careers as diverse as acting and fashion
design, television producing and cooking.
Amanda Cochrane meets six ambitious young
creatives making it big in London.
Photographs by Verity Welstead.
The new
T
he face of London is changing fast
as a new wave of Irish twenty- and
thirty-somethings leave Ireland for
Britain in the hope of better job
prospects and a change of scene.
More than a thousand a week, in
fact, are crossing the Irish Sea, according to
the Irish Central Statistics Ofce, with most of
them heading for the capital.
For the most part, this new wave of the
Irish diaspora isnt hanging out in Kilburn
or Cricklewood hoping to wield a hoddy,
but aiming for more afuent areas such as
Clapham in southwest London stroll into
a local restaurant or bar and you will hear
the gentle hum of the Irish accent or to
trendy Shoreditch, Hackney and Dalston. In
East London a hub of successful young Irish
creatives are making a lot of noise. Teres
the fashion photographer Boo George, Frieda
Gormley, a former fashion buyer for Topshop
who co-founded interiors and fashion brand
House of Hackney, and artist/photographer
Niall OBrian. And thats just a few of them
Irishman Paul Daly, the artist-turned-
designer behind a raft of cool London bars and
music events like Zigfrid von Underbelly in
Hoxton, Roadtrip in Old Street and the recently
An asymmetric pink coat, glitter
fringing and cut-out lace were
just some of the hot looks by the
creative genius of Northern Irish
designer J.W (or Jonathan William)
Anderson, launched in London this
June. Jonathan, 27, launched his
rst womenswear collection four
seasons ago and is rapidly becoming
an established name in menswear
too. His signature androgynous look
plays with proportion and form to
give everyday clothes an avant-
garde twist.
Jonathan grew up in a sporting
family in Magherafelt, Derry his
father was the Leinster teams rugby
coach and his brother plays for
Munster but he was introduced
to the ner points of fabric by his
grandfather, who was the head of a
textile company, and his grandmother,
whose skewed sense of humour and
dress sense Jonathan has inherited.
He left Northern Ireland and went
to drama school in Washington for
a couple of years, but quickly lost
interest. It wasnt ticking enough
boxes for me, he admits. In 2004
he moved to London and applied to
the London College of Fashion and
at the same time worked as a visual
merchandiser for Prada. For an
industry like fashion, ultimately you
have to live in the city, Jonathan says,
but to evolve and get bigger you need
to travel. Once you go to dierent
places you see dierent cultural
references.
This September, Anderson
launches his rst high street
collaboration with Topshop. It gives
me the opportunity to reach a much
wider audience with my designs,
he says. It has always been very
important to me that my collections
are made accessible to anyone
interested in fashion and design.
J.W Anderson clothing is available in
Belfast in Please Dont Tell and in London
through Liberty, Browns and Harrods, and
online at net-a-porter.com.
JONATHANANDERSON
FASHION DESIGNER
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opened Rattlesnake in Islington,
started his career by designing R-R
nightclub in Dublin. He moved
to London in the 1980s to study at
Goldsmiths School of Art and soon
made the capital his permanent home.
A London veteran, he has seen it all
before and fully understands why the
next generation is coming to the UK.
London is unbelievably cosmopolitan
and dynamic, he says. It never stands
still. Tere is something happening all
the time.
We may have moved on from the
low-skilled exodus to the UK of past
generations, but the transition of
moving to a new city can still be quite
daunting, as some young Irish have
found. However, these days there is a
solid support network for those who
need it, especially at the London Irish
Centre, often an essential stop-of for
many young Irish migrants who have
recently moved or are considering a
move to London.
One of the most difcult aspects of
moving to a new place is establishing
a social network, says Jef Moore,
director of welfare at the centre. Tis
can be particularly difcult in London.
Geography means that you may have a
close school friend on the other side of
the city but only see them once a year.
Research carried out by the centre
reveals that many of the new arrivals
are employed in managerial and
professional occupations, but have
also found great diversity. Some
are doing well in the City and others
are living in trendy Shoreditch and
working in felds like media and design,
says Jef.
So is Irelands loss, Londons gain?
Or will the migrants who take the trip
across the Irish Sea eventually fnd
their way home with newfound skills
and confdence? Paul Daly certainly
thinks so. Now theres an opportunity
for people like me and Id love to do
something in Dublin.
Meanwhile Jef Moore thinks the
idea of a brain drain, in relation to
Irish migration, doesnt take in the
larger picture. Irish migrants are
coming to London to develop skills
and seek opportunity, but many are
looking for creative and innovative
ways to make lasting economic and
social ties between the two countries.
Former scientist Niamh Shields, who lives in
Balham, South London, but has lived all over
the city, started her food blog (eatlikeagirl.
com) in 2007 for fun. She could easily have
turned her hand to music writing she is
equally passionate about both but food won
out. I had been posting some pictures and
recipes on Flickr for a while and got some
great feedback, which made me think I should
start my own food blog, says Waterford-
born Niamh, 37, who once had a market stall
in Covent Garden selling her legendary slow
roasted shoulder of pork and traditional
Waterford blaas.
Success came quickly. One gloomy
summers day the Guardian recommended
one of her blogs warming soup recipes and
things started to rollercoaster. A year later
the Times listed Niamh as one of the worlds
top 10 food bloggers and in 2011 the Observer
Food Monthly awarded her best food blogger.
Comfort and Spice, her book of home-cooked
recipes, was published by Quadrille last
September and, in May, Lyons Press bought the
US rights.
With a gig in a new cookery school near Old
Street where she runs evening classes her
bacon masterclass is a sell-out every time
and plans for brunch and supper clubs in the
Liberty Lounge on Petticoat Lane, plus a new
book in the ong, theres no stopping this
dynamic cook.
And she may even turn her hand to music
writing. I love going to live gigs and London has
so much to oer from the Royal Festival Hall to
the gypsy music festival at the Ritzy Cinema in
Brixton, says Niamh, who likes to wind down
after a cookery class with cocktails and a quick
bite at the Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell.
Im a creature of habit and I always have the
same thing: a gimlet, a scotch egg, followed
by Merguez sausages and white bean mash.
Delicious.
For more details of Niamhs cookery courses,
visit centralstreet.org.
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Gregarious actor Paul Reid, 30, who has appeared
on stage in Dublin in Alice in Funderland and Les
Liaisons Dangereuses and on screen in Raw and
Love is the Drug, will appear at The Donmar
Warehouse this summer with Brian Friels
Philadelphia, Here I Come. Its a dream come
true for the Dublin-born performer, who
studied art before turning to acting. Its
so highly respected, Paul says seriously.
Whenever I visited London I would walk by the
Donmar and think to myself, Someday, someday,
so now I have to set myself a new goal.
Paul has been commuting between Dublin and
London for the last couple of years. Every time I came
over to London to try it out I would be oered a part
back in Dublin, it was ridiculous, says Paul with a broad
grin. I was in the airport on the way to London when I
got a call about Alice in Funderland, but Imreally glad I
did it. I fell in love with Dublin all over again.
However, the call of London was too strong and
he returned in June to seek his fame and fortune.
My Grandma said to me never look back, which
is amazing because the same lines are in the play.
Ive no ties, no wife or kids keeping me at home so I
may as well go for it.
Living centrally in Waterloo, Paul likes to relax by
people watching along the Southbank or sipping a
coee in Soho. It probably sounds a bit cheesy, but
I love watching London passing by. The diversity is
so entertaining, With his determined outlook, Pauls
future career looks promising. Whenever I get a gig,
Im always looking for the next one. My agent tells me
to chill out and enjoy the job, but Im always straight
onto the next thing. Work breeds work.
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never planned to move to London. She
met the fashion guru Nicola Formichetti
while visiting for the weekend and
landed a job. I was over seeing some
friends and he oered me a job and Ive
been here ever since.
Celestine worked with Formichetti
for two years before deciding to branch
out on her own. I dropped my portfolio
into Dazed & Confused, but I wasn t
aware of the scene or how things worked
here, she admits. Today she is one of
the citys most sought-after fashion
stylists working for high-end magazines
such as Vogue and hipster designers like
her friend Simone Rocha.
She is also one of the founding
editors of cult fashion magazine Twin.
A combination of art and fashion, the
bi-annual title features photography
by some of the worlds leading
photographers including Irishman Boo
George, who also shoots for British
Vogue. The idea was to build a brand,
Celestine says. Its about a certain kind
of girl, who is very down to earth. Its
meant to be something really beautiful
and timeless, something you keep.
When shes not travelling between
London and New York, Celestine likes
to hook up with friends in her East
London local, The Royal Oak, or cook
a huge roast at home. I love living in
Hackney, she says. Its a really vibrant
area with great restaurants such as a
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cool galleries. And Ive got an incredible
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They are like your family when you are
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band while studying Commerce in UCD.
In Dublin I was in my comfort zone but I
wanted to do more and felt that if I came
to a newcity there was more chance of
making things happen.
Since moving to the city, Danny,
whose mother is the acclaimed singer
Mary Black, has been successfully
writing with dierent people. The
change has denitely been reected
in my writing, he muses. In Ireland
I was a medium-sized sh while here
Im bottom of the ladder. But that just
makes me work harder.
Danny lives in Islington with his
girlfriend, the television presenter
Laura Whitmore. The fact that Laura
was already living here made a big
dierence, he admits, but it feels right
to be living here. And Danny is hoping
that the band, who have just completed
a European tour and recently released
their albumClose to You, will join him
soon. Imtrying to get themto follow
me, he says with a grin, but right now
Implanting the idea rather than asking
them.
When Danny and Laura are not busy
working they like to socialise in their
local gastro pub, The Lord Stanley, grab
a bite to eat in Le Petit Auberge in the
Angel or have a drink in Drink Shop Do,
a teashop by day that transforms at
night into a restaurant and nightclub.
There is so much going on in London,
Danny says. Ive barely been to the
same place twice.
The Coronas will play Bestival in September,
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It may be 700 years since Dame Alice Kyteler was accused of witchcraft but
her native city certainly casts a spell on visitors especially during the Arts
Festival in August. Pl Conghaile is charmed by both city and county.
Photographs by Richard Gilligan.
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hat is
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secret?
Tourism is
in trouble.
Economies
are collapsing like card houses.
Te countys hurling team has won
only fve of the last six All-Irelands.
But still Kilkenny sizzles. Standing
on Rose Inn Street, watching
visitors stroll past its old-school
shopfronts, mosey down medieval
laneways, sip drinks beside the
River Nore and fan around its
stoic Anglo-Norman castle, Im
wondering what kind of sorcery is
afoot. Maybe Dame Alice Kyteler
has something to do with it.
Kyteler was a wealthy innkeeper
accused of witchcraft in 1324.
Several of her husbands died in
mysterious circumstances, and all
sorts of claims were made about
covens of witches and cavorting
with demons. She escaped the city,
vanishing to avoid being burned at
the stake although the present-day
owner of Kytelers Inn believes she
still watches over the place.
Is she still in the building?
Absolutely, says Nicky Flynn. She
is very defnitely on the premises.
When things happen, we always
say Its Alice!
Maybe thats the answer. Maybe
the love-lorn Lady Kyteler, as WB
Yeats described her, is still casting
spells. Maybe shes the reason
Kilkenny is packed with punters
on weekends, described by Lonely
Planet as unmissable.
Whatever about witchcraft,
another reason Kilkenny excites
visitors is the fact that it still
looks and feels like a medieval
city. A medieval city with
tight-knit streets, a stunning
castle and cathedral, but also a
knack for braiding a cool 21st-
century cosmopolitanism into
its historic core. One minute,
for example, you could be on
Patrick Street, picking through
rails of vintage clothes on the
fashionably-distressed foorboards
at Shutterbug. Te next, you step
into Rothe House, to fnd a little
boy quizzing a costumed guide as
she leads a tour group around the
Previous pages, like
a prop from Game
of Thrones, Kilkenny
Castle sits at the
centre of the town.
This page, top, the
seat of the Butler
family for 600 years,
the Castle is packed
with history. Above,
vintage clothes at
Shutterbug, and, right,
Kytelers Inn, once
home to Dame Alice.
17th-century merchants house.
Did ye have swimming suits
back then? the boy asks.
Oh, the wonders of the future!
the guide replies.
Te restored Rothe House is not
only home to 2,500 artefacts, but a
walled garden maintained like the
urban original. Teres more time
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in the inner sanctum, surrounded
by stone walls and a car boot sales
worth of artefacts and bric-a-
brac. Historical customers at Te
Hole in the Wall have included
Henry Grattan and the Duke of
Wellington, and they keep on
coming. Conway has
hosted everything
from dawn
choruses to
performances
by Liam
Maonla and
John Spillane
at his tavern,
and hes set to
turn it into a
Salon des Beaux
Arts during this
months Kilkenny
Arts Festival. Te salon is
one of more than 100 events at the
festival (August 10-19; kilkennyarts.
ie), ranging from Anthony Cronin
in conversation with fellow writer
Colm Toibn, to a hypnotic
performance by Richie Egan and
his folktronica band Jape, this years
Choice Music Prize winners, or
travel en route from Smithwicks
brewery to the Round Tower at
St Canices Cathedral (one of
only two in Ireland that visitors are
permitted to climb), or from the
Black Abbey to cutting-edge Irish
cooking at Garrett Byrnes
Campagne or Maria
Rafterys Zuni.
Kilkenny, like its
evergreen hurling
team, conjures
up special
moments at
every twist and
turn.
My own
favourite is
hunting for Te
Hole in the Wall.
After half an hour
wandering the streets, I
spot its sandwich board down a
laneway of High Street. At the end
is a Tudor tavern, with two words
scrawled on a post-it note stuck to
the door: Knock Hard.
Following the instructions, I
walk into a very unusual wine bar.
Its owner, Michael Conway, sits
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The room may feel formal, with its
white linen and dark-wood tones,
but Maria Rafterys cooking at Zuni
(26 Patrick Street, 056 772 3999;
zuni.ie) is as colourful and inventive
as it gets in Kilkenny think Asian-
style pork belly, pan-fried scallops
with curried cauliower gratin, or
tiramisu served in a pot with
chocolate soil and mint leaves. A
three-course early-bird costs 28.
Squirreled away inside the visitor
centre at Castlecomer Discovery
Park, Anna and Evan Stewarts
Jarrow Caf (056 444 0707;
discoverypark.ie) specialises in
home-cooking, with menus oering a
range of salad bowls, light meals and
sandwiches, and a specials board
that could see anything from chicken
and spinach lasagne to spicy
Lavistown sausages. Yum.
Fans of minimalism might give Caf
Mocha (84 High Street, 056 777
0074) a miss; everyone else should
pile on up the stairs. The rst oor
caf is crammed with every class of
chocolate, and a cluttered, your-
mum-would-love-this feel stays just
on the ride side of quirky. How to
choose? Start with dessert and work
backwards. Its good for coeliacs, too.
If youre hunting for a take-home
gift, pop into Bridies Bar and
General Store (69 John Street, 056
776 5133) or push on past the
tempting cakes and breads into the
bar for something liquid and reviving.
For a tasty lunch, check out the
Kilkenny Design Centre Restaurant
(Castle Yard, 056 772 2118) where
everything is home-cooked (its also
the best place to browse the thriving
arts and crafts produced in the county).
LOVELY
HURLING
Kilkennys famous hurling
team, the Cats, is one of the
most winning sides the game has
ever seen. As of 2011, the team
had won the All-Ireland hurling
championship no less than 33
times ... erce impressive!
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Above, snu?
Or a pint of
stout anyone?
At Bridies on
John Street,
youll nd food,
drink and plenty
of good cheer,
while the much-
loved Kilkenny
Design Caf, left,
now opens for
dinners too.
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54 | AUGUST 2012
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hotel. Spacious rooms, a 21m
pool and friendly sta are all the
more remarkable given its
location, barely a stones throw
from Kilkenny Castle. Midweek
B&B starts from around 69
per room.
Kilkennys most luxurious hotel,
Mount Juliet (Thomastown, 056
777 3000; mountjuliet.ie) was
originally built in 1760 by the
Earl of Carrick for his wife,
Juliana. Today, rooms at the
Georgian mansion are
supplemented by newly
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activities range from the Jack
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Two nights B&B with one dinner
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A farmhouse restored by
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The Inn at Ballilogue Clochn
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Inistioge, oers a country
retreat with homemade
breakfasts, bare-stone walls,
modish interiors and a Saturday
night supper club thrown into
the bargain. Stay on a B&B
basis, or get a group together
and book out the entire
property. From 55pp.
catch jazz clarinettist Ivo Papasov
and his Bulgarian Wedding Band at
the Set Teatre.
Youll see things in Kilkenny
that you wont see anywhere
else, says Rosemary Collier,
artistic director of the festival.
She describes the programme as a
perfect ft for the city, a coming-
together of specialist curators,
inquiring events and audiences
who want to discover things. It
also makes creative use of the citys
intimate medieval venues.
Kilkenny is one of the few
medieval places in Ireland that
has remained largely intact, and
the festival has a long history
of unveiling the city through
programming that lets you
experience those places in a very
organic way, Collier says. We
dont build Spiegel tents and fll
them for ten nights in a row with a
thousand people. We use the fabric
of the city.
At the centre of that fabric, of
course leaning over the River
Nore like a prop from Game of
Trones is Kilkenny Castle.
Top, the pretty
stone-arched
bridge at nearby
Inistioge. Above,
left, Kilkenny
Design Centre
is the place for
Irish-made arts
and crafts, and
right, service
with a smile from
Jenni Lawlor at
the caf.
Mount Juliet
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BEST FOR SPORTS FANS
Many would pay a small fortune for the
secret to Kilkennys hurling prowess, but a
new tour The Kilkenny Way promises
an insight for just 20pp. Kicking o
with a video on the history of the worlds
fastest eld game, the two-hour tour
continues to Nowlan Park, where you
can learn the basic skills of hurling,
before tucking into a main course meal.
(thekilkennyway.com)
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BEST FOR FAMILIES
Theres a little bit of everything
at Castlecomer Discovery Park, an
80-acre enclave on Kilkennys former
Wandesforde estate. Fish the lakes, walk
the woodland trails, hit the playground,
learn about the geological and mining
history of the area at the Footsteps
in Coal exhibition, grab a picnic or
shop at the craft courtyard. Sorted.
(discoverypark.ie)
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BEST FOR SNAKE-CHARMERS
Kilkenny is the last place youd expect
to come face to face with a Mexican boa
constrictor or monitor lizard. But thats
exactly what youll nd (along with 50
other reptiles) at the Reptile Village
in Gowran, a tiny zoo dedicated to
educating visitors with its walk-through
enclosures and handling zone. Prepare to
get hands-on. (reptilevillage.net)
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BEST FOR GREEN FINGERS
When Nicholas and Susan Mosse
moved into an old hunting lodge in
Kilfane Glen in 1985, they had no idea a
manmade waterfall lay on their property.
Hurricane Charlie revealed not only the
falls, but the fact that they were the
centrepiece of a rustic retreat created
200 years ago at Kilfane House. Theyve
been restoring the romantic gardens
ever since. (kilfane.com)
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BEST FORASTORYTOTAKE HOME
You may have heard of Jerpoint
Abbey, but what about the lost town of
Newtown Jerpoint? Set on the lands
of Joe and Maeve OConnells Belmore
House, the reclusive ruins include a
grave said to belong to St Nicholas of
Myra. After exploring them, you can relax
in Maeves tearooms, or watch Joe use
a sheepdog to herd his geese. Brilliant.
( jerpointpark.com)
Presented to the city by the
Marquess of Ormonde in 1967,
the Anglo-Norman pile was the
seat of the Butler family for 600
years, and a tour swans through
its library, gallery, drawing rooms
and bedrooms, with period detail
ranging from a massive Carrara
marble freplace to meticulously
hand-painted Chinese wallpaper.
In these days of Downton
Abbey, downstairs is just as
intriguing a proposition I
particularly liked the subterranean
kitchen, with its pots and pans
and 35 calling bells, including one
from His Lordships Bed-sitting
bathroom. Now thats living.
If a visit to the castle puts the
historical hook in you, its also
possible to follow the brand new
Butler Trail (discoverireland.ie/
thebutlertrail ) to Ormonde
Castle in Carrick-on-Suir, the
Richie Egan of
Jape, just one of
the unmissable
acts at this years
Kilkenny Arts
Festival. Top,
colourful shop
fronts along the
River Nore.
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AUGUST 2012 | 59
FESTIVAL
HIGHLIGHTS
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SHAKESPEARES GLOBE
ONTOUR Four centuries
after the original Globe
Theatre burned to the ground,
who would have imagined it would
one day pitch up in Kilkenny? This
is the newShakespeare Globes
rst visit to Ireland, with As You
Like It performed by a group of
travelling players in the Castle Yard
at Kilkenny Design. August 10-19;
25/22; family tickets for 60.
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ACONVERSATIONWITH
MIKE SCOTT As singer,
songwriter and founding
member of The Waterboys, Mike
Scott is one of the highest-prole
musicians based in Ireland. Hell
be talking about his new memoir,
Adventures of a Waterboy, with
author Peter Murphy at the
Ormonde and playing a few
tunes. August 15; tickets from 12.
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LE CONCERT SPIRITUEL
Devoted to reviving the
works of the great French
composers, Herv Niquets Le
Concert Spirituel is one of the
worlds leading Baroque music
ensembles. Ten female solo singers
and their orchestra will bring the
golden age of French sacred music
to life in St Canices Cathedral.
August 16; tickets from 26. Tickets
at 056 775 2175 or kilkennyarts.ie.
Main Guard in Clonmel and the
exquisite Cahir Castle. Or you
could simply stay put and enjoy
the surrounding gardens theres
a brilliant kids playground hidden
in the woods.
In fact, Kilkenny city makes
a great base for exploring the
surrounding county. Teres a lovely
necklace of towns and villages
threaded along the River Nore,
and whether you end up following
your nose or a structured trail, you
should fnd a grand day out.
The options are endless:
drop into Nicholas Mosses
pottery studio in the old f lour
mill at Bennettsbridge; pick
your way through the cafes of
Thomastown; check out Duiske
Abbey at Graiguenamanagh;
or stop to admire the old stone-
arched bridge at Inistioge,
where Maeve Binchys Circle of
Friends was filmed with a fresh-
faced Minnie Driver and Chris
ODonnell.
Wise to the nuggets scattered
about the county, the non-proft
group Trail Kilkenny has, since
its foundation in 2007, been
tying them together into themed
trails. If you fancy getting on your
bike, one of the best is the East
Kilkenny Cycling Route, a 65km
spin from Bennettsbridge through
Graiguenamanagh, Inistioge and
Tomastown. You can download
Opposite,
handmade
glass baubles
by Risn de
Bitlar; inside
St Canices
Cathedral;
Kilkennys
hurling heritage
abounds.
This page,
clockwise from
top, Kilkenny
Castle grounds;
George
Ralph of D&R
Antiques
and some of
his vintage
goodies. Right,
art installation
by artist
Aoife Barrett.
KILKENNY
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TRAIL KILKENNY
With its wealth of looped
walks, craft shops and cyclist-
friendly country roads,
Kilkenny has no shortage of
natural trails for the visitor to
follow. Smartly, however, Trail
Kilkenny has gathered them
all together in one place the
very enticing trailkilkenny.ie.
Take the food trail, which pin-
balls from country farms to
cosmopolitan city restaurants.
Download the map, and you
could be winging your way from
Jackie Hoynes Blackberry
Caf in Thomastown to the
auctioneers at Kilkenny Mart,
or breads fresh from the oven
at Keoghs Model Bakery in
Callan. Its the match of any
foodie frolic in Cumbria or
the Cotswolds. Thats just
the beginning. What about
walking a stretch of the River
Nore between Inistioge and
Thomastown, cycling the 83km
North Kilkenny route, or
following the Made in Kilkenny
crafts trail from Rosemarie
Durrs pottery shop at
Castlecomer to the craftsmen
at Jerpoint Glass?
The walking, cycling and leisure
trails are also available as
iPhone or Android apps.
For more information about
Kilkenny sights and events, see
discoverireland.ie.
the GPS track from the website
(trailkilkenny.ie) and pedal of into
the sunset from there.
Exploring the county myself, I
find another Kilkenny moment at
Kilfane Church in Thomastown.
It is barely 4pm, yet the moon
hangs like a coin in a deep
blue sky, and I walk through
a woodland path strewn with
daffodils to find the ruin. Inside
stands a remarkable effigy of a
Norman knight, carved from a
single slab of limestone. He has
impossibly long arms, armadillo-
like armour and a haunted
expression on his time-worn face.
He is also strangely tall. This is
the Long Man of Kilfane whose
shield crest is thought to identify
him as Thomas de Cantwell, Lord
of Kilfane. The knight, known
as Cantwell Fada (literally, long
Cantwell) for his exceptional
height, has watched centuries
come and go. When the church
served as a school in the 1800s,
one story says misbehaving pupils
were forced to kiss his lips.
Even more curious was Cantwell
Fadas fate. Legend has it that the
crusader was killed by his wife,
who stabbed him in the heart with
a bodkin from her hair. She took
the action after he attempted to
hand her over to a bishop for the
crime of associating with Dame
Alice Kyteler.
Below, right, the
fabled Cantwell
Fada or Long Man
of Kilfane Church
a Norman knight,
carved from
limestone.
Woodstock Gardens &Arboretuminthe quaint village of Inistioge is a fantastic location
for anafternoonwell spent inthe soothing embrace of nature. Best knownfor its
Monkey Puzzle Walk, Woodstock is also home to a magnifcent walled garden, a
fascinating 19th-century ruinand a charming caf. For further
details and opening times, visit woodstock.ie.
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Golfers visiting Orlando are spoiled for
choice, with more than 180 courses in
the area and top-class tuition on hand.
High handicapper David Robbins tees
of, more in hope than expectation,
and comes away with a new swing.
Photographs by Matt Marriott.
ORLANDO
64 | AUGUST 2012
T
he first tee of any
golf course is a
place of hope. This
will be the round
of your dreams,
the time when it
will all come right,
the day when your
slice and your hook will cancel
each other out and you will hit,
crisp, clean shots that will soar
long and straight.
On the first tee at Grand
Cypress Resort in Orlando,
hope did not survive long. I
could blame many factors jet
lag, the set of rental clubs and
unfamiliarity with the local grass
species. In the end, it came down
to pure lack of talent.
I knew I was up against it
when I met my playing partner,
Joe Angelino, a former pro and
director of golf at Grand Cypress.
He is as amiable a guy as you
could meet (and I certainly tested
his patience). After a few holes, I
called him the Smiling Assassin.
Joe hits it long, with plenty
of draw. His drives were breath-
takingly good but his approaches
were even better. Time and again,
he was putting from about four
feet for a birdie.
Grand Cypress offers three
separate nines, plus an 18-hole
track that is a homage to the
Old Course at St Andrews,
complete with a replica Road
Hole, Swilken Burn and Hell
Bunker. Each course has a slightly
different feel and atmosphere;
they blend together to provide a
very interesting mix-n-match few
days play.
Te ffth hole on the East nine
features an island green, and is very
like the famous 17th at TPC Sawgrass
(a two-and-a-half-hour drive away).
Joe hit his trademark draw. I choked
down on a nine-iron, he said. I hit
a seven as well as I could. We both
ended up about 10 feet away, and
both two-putted for par.
We played the North and East
nines, and took a buggy ride
around the New Course (the St
Andrews lookalike). Joe shot three
over par for the 18 we played and
he hadnt touched a club for two
months. I shot 102 and didnt
want to touch one for another two
months.
Grand Cypress, designed by
Jack Nicklaus back in the 1980s,
is one of the senior courses in
the area (Greg Norman used to
be their tour pro) and has just
been bought by new owners who
are investing in refurbishing the
villas and reshaping some of the
holes. It also has one of the top
POST GOLF GOODIES Tired after your round? Most golf resorts offer top-notch spas as well, with foot and back
treatments geared towards the exhausted golfer. Bay Hill, Grand Cypress and Rosen Shingle Creek all have luxury spas;
expect to pay about $90 for an hours treatment.
Top, Dave Robbins and Grand Cypress
director of golf, Joe Angelino, get started
on their round; above, Joe watches an
approach shot on his way to a 75.
AUGUST 2012 | 65
golf academies in the country. If
there was one man who could put
me back together after that hiding
from Joe, it would be Fred Grifn,
the academys director and swing
doctor to half the pros on tour.
Im a physical and
psychological wreck, I told
Fred. He just smiled. Tis man
has taught everyone, from
high handicappers like
me to Jack Nicklaus,
Seve Ballesteros,
Greg Norman and
Bernhard Langer.
He looked at
my swing and,
I believe, briefy
considered early
retirement.
Freds secret
weapon is a computer
programme that
maps the perfect pro
swing onto yours. Te
pro appeared as a stick man
superimposed over video of my
swipes at the ball. His equipment
can tell my club-head speed, the
spin of the ball as it leaves my club,
the height of the ball fight and
everything except my inside leg
measurement. Fred told me to lean
back a little, to narrow my stance
and then to begin my downswing
before I fnished my backswing.
I hit a few and the professional
stick man and I became more
This page, Grand
Cypress, where
the courses and
the frills are such
you might never
want to leave.
STATE OF THE MARKET
Golf in the US has been hit by
the global economic downturn,
just like everywhere else. Green
fees have been cut, there are
good-value deals on offer
and previously ultra-exclusive
courses are now open to the
public. Courses that cost $200
a round a couple of years ago
are now charging about $60,
depending on time of year and,
sometimes, on time of day.
Our fees are back to what
they were pre-2000, says
Drew Toth, director of sales and
marketing at Grand Cypress.
Access has been opened up,
and thats happened all over
the area.
Marquee courses such as
Grand Cypress and Bay Hill
get around 30 per cent of their
business from overseas, with
Brazil and Argentina figuring
strongly. Brazil just became
the number one market for
visitors to Orlando, says Drew.
They just overtook the UK.
The US Commerce Department
estimates 1.5 million Brazilians
will visit the US in 2012 and
almost all of them will head
for Florida.
There are some 180
golf courses in the
Orlando area, making
it a very competitive
market. Overseas
golfers tend to stay at
a golf resort typically
a property with two
or more courses, villa
accommodation and a hotel.
But staying at a non-golf hotel
and booking three or four
rounds of golf separately is
becoming more popular, says
Dave Scott, director of golf at
Rosen Shingle Creek.
You see a lot of guys stay at
the Rosen Leisure Hotels and
use that as a base. If its a bunch
of guys, you know, they don t
spend much time in the room,
he points out.
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5 courses toplay in
the orlandoarea
Some of the best golf courses, such
as isleworth (where Tiger Woods
had his famous SUV incident) and
lake nona, are private members
clubs and open only to stay-and-play
guests. But the fve covered here
represent a good cross-section of
what the area has to ofer. There are
three championship-type courses
and two resort courses, and are
presented in descending order of
difculty.
1
Bay hill One of the oldest
clubs in the area, it is a private
members club owned by golfing
legend Arnold Palmer. You can play
only if you stay at the club, thus
technically becoming a temporary
member. Its home to the annual
Bay Hill Invitational, a PGA tour
event in May, which was won this
year by Tiger Woods his first tour
win since 2009. Bay Hill nestles in
an upmarket suburb, with expensive
villas lining the holes. Its flat but
theres plenty of water. The par-
three 17th is particularly dreaded
by the tour pros. The lodges,
restaurant and bar have a nice,
clubby feel. There is a gym and spa
and theres plenty of shopping and
dining nearby.
Mister Palmer, as everyone calls
him, plays every day from November
to April, and sometimes tees of in a
high-stakes shoot-out that takes place
at noon every Friday and Saturday.
A one-night stay plus golf, costs
$226 with the clubs Anniversary
Encore Package. You can add a
second person for $111 plus tax. Non-
golfers can have a massage at the
clubs spa instead of golf. (+1 407 876
2429; bayhill.com)
aligned. Te ball-tracking machine
stopped laughing. I even began to
draw the ball like Joe.
Perhaps I was ready to tackle
Bay Hill, Arnold Palmers famous
track and home to the Bay Hill
Invitational every May. Tiger
Woods has won this event
seven times, and he recently
deconstructed his swing, just like
me. Te omens, I felt, were good.
Bay Hill is nestled in a residential
area, and the holes are lined with
villas and holiday homes. Many
of the owners have enclosed their
pool areas with mesh screen walls
and roofs. To keep out the leaves
and bugs, explained my playing
partner. Or my drives, I thought.
Te course is prepared to
perfection for the Invitational,
but now, a month later, the grass
on the course was in transition
(thats when the rye grass dies
back, and the Bermuda grass
comes through to replace it). Te
process can leave bare patches at
this time of year and several of Bay
Hills greens were not at their best.
As on any Florida course,
Above, the
lodges at Arnold
Palmers Bay Hill
Resort; below,
the famous par 3
17th at Bay Hill.
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golforlando.coma central booking
and reservation site, with good links
orlandogolfblogger.comgolf course
and equipment reviews by golf
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orlandogolf.com run by the Golf
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accommodation
visitorlando/things-to-do/golf
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attractions and a golfers guide
ORLANDO
68 | AUGUST 2012
the wildlife must be taken into
account. At Bay Hill, a family of
Florida cranes wandered about.
Teyre a protected species, so
hitting one with your drive is not
advisable. Elsewhere, we saw a
baby alligator, ospreys, cormorants
and an eagle. Be warned: things
may move during your backswing.
Bay Hill is a beautiful but
testing course, with lots
of sand and water.
Tere are carries to
all the greens. I
shot 93, which
I regarded as
a testament to
Fred Grifns
ability. My
partner was a
75-year-old with
two replacement
hips; he shot 85.
It was time to
go in search of that
fairytale round. Tere was
nothing else for it: it had to
be Disney. Te Land of the
Mouse has a range of courses
and there is hot debate over
which is the best. Osprey
Ridge, which is about to
become part of a new Four
Seasons complex, is probably
the most scenic, but the Palm and
Magnolia courses are very highly
WORLD
OFWILDLIFE
Golfers in Florida dont just
have to contend with tough
courses theres a lot of wildlife too.
Families of Florida sandhill cranes
the ones with the red patch on the
forehead are apt to walk across
tees and fairways at any moment.
Theyre a protected species,
so you have to let them
through.
Top, a wild turkey explores the fairway
at Disneys Palm course. Above, a baby
alligator breaks the surface at the Palm
course; right, the Scottish-style New
Course at Grand Cypress.
2
GRAND CYPRESS Right next
to Disney, but youd never know
it. It is a world of its own, with a
Hyatt Regency hotel, three dierent
nine-hole layouts, an 18-hole Scottish-
style track, below, and some 70-odd
villas. The courses are such that
golfers may never want to leave.
The club has hosted several PGA
events and is home to a cadre of up-
and-coming Asian women golfers who
practise at Fred Grins academy.
There are plans for a million-
dollar, pro-celebrity-am shoot-out
competition to be televised from
November 26.
O season, lodges are from $135
per night, with golf at about $79 per
round. Stay-and-play packages cost
$279 per night. In August, a two-
night stay in a two-bed villa costs
$297.85, including golf. (+1 407 239
4700; grandcypress.com)
3
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hosts the PGA tour qualifiers and
won four-and-a-half stars in Golf
Digests Best Places to Stay and
Play awards.
The course is in a remote part of
Orange County, about 20 minutes
drive from Downtown Disney. The
clubhouse closes early, so evening
activities are a drive away. A round
on the Panther Lake course costs
about $50, there are stay-and-play
packages available (+1 407 656 2626;
ocngolf.com)
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rated. With Freds new swing
and a little sprinkling of
fairy dust from Tinkerbelle
and friends, I felt a new
course record coming on.
Unfortunately, the weather had
other ideas. After 13 holes of
pretty good golf, we were called
ashore due to a tropical storm
and a lightning warning.
My last chance at golfng
redemption was at Rosen Shingle
Creek, a beautifully kept course
that meanders around a giant
hotel and resort. Shingle Creek
is a superior holiday course the
fairways are generous but the
greens are quick and hard to
read. It is not going to kill you
but its not going to lie down
before you either. Tis time, I was
paired up with low-handicapper
Jason Johns, the clubs sales
manager. He had a seven on the
opening hole, which encouraged me
no end. However, that was to be the
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Above, bamboos
frame the view
at Rosen Shingle
Creek. Right,
water is a feature
of Shingle Creek
course; left, the
facade of the
convention-style
hotel.
only blemish on his card. I managed
to shoot 85, which would have given
me 40 stableford points of my
handicap.
I left Orlando soon after that
round at Shingle Creek. I took
with me a new swing, a renewed
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It may be a gateway to the Costa del Sol but Mlaga is the real Spain and ideal
for a city break. Oda OCarroll is won over by its heritage and culture, not to
mention the food and famenco. Photographs by Emily Mott.
Mlaga
uncovered
MLAGA
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R
unning for the taxi
to Dublin airport in
the early morning,
I get a good
soaking. It has
been raining
non-stop and
unseasonably
cold for three days. It
couldnt be better timing to
escape an Irish summer for
a couple of days in Mlaga
with some friends.
Just a few hours later
and its a diferent world.
Its a hair-dryer hot
Sunday afternoon and
we stop for a caf con
leche, just of Calle
Larios, Mlagas
main shopping street.
Women dressed in
their fnery stroll
past on a family day
out; men sip sherry at the bar
over a plate of tostadas, others sit
dipping churros (sugared doughnut
sticks) into cups of hot chocolate, a
traditional post-siesta pick-me-up.
It may be a gateway to the Costa del
Sol but this is real Spain.
Although I have been visiting
Mlaga for years or the airport
should I say like most, I bypassed
the city en route to the coast.
Mlaga didnt fgure on the
agenda, my sense of it was
that it was a port town a bit
like Marseilles. We expect a
lot from city breaks culture,
nightlife, good food, value
and, as I was to discover,
Mlaga has it all.
Founded by the Phoenicians
about 3,000 years ago, Mlaga
is one of the oldest cities in the
world and a surprising amount of
its Arab, Roman and Christian
heritage remains. Tats why it has
been called an open museum its
compact historic quarter is so rich
with sights. About half the size of
Dublin, its dead easy to get around
on foot and its centre the streets
near the marina on either side of
marble-tiled Calle Larios is where
you want to be.
I am on the hunt to uncover
the real Mlaga (with the help
of two friends), so we set out to
tread its smaller streets and alleys
and fnd the best hidden places.
We have heard about a gem, a
short drive up the mountains in
the pretty white-washed town of
Mijas. Stepping out of the glare
and 37C heat into a dark, cool,
beautiful 19th-century building,
home to the Museo del Vino
(Calle San Sebastin 14, +34 952
486 367; museovinomalaga.org) we
Previous pages,
left, riding out
from Rancho La
Paz, and right,
Mlaga a much
under-rated city.
This page, from
top, left, Museo
del Vino in the
pretty town of
Mijas, above, and
right, Oda relaxes
with a sundowner.
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1
Mlagas English Cemetery
(Avenida de Pries, +34 952
223 552) has an otherworldly,
forgotten quality about it. The
brainchild of a 19th-century
British Consul, this beautifully
shady final resting place with
Gothic gatehouse and adjoining
botanical garden is perfect for a
quiet stroll.
2
After a long day pummelling
the pavement sightseeing,
reward yourself with a
seaweed massage at Mlagas El
Hammam (Calle Toms de Czar
13, +34 952 212 327; elhammam.
com). A bathhouse once used by
local muslims before entering
the nearby mosque, this serene
candle-lit spa, with its cool
marble and North African tiled
rooms offers a cool respite from
the city streets.
3
They may be the footwear
du jour on the catwalk
but Spaniards have
long favoured comfy summer
espadrilles. Like locals, at
Calzados Hinojosa (San Juan
20, +34 952 212 735) youll find a
colour to match every outfit.
4
At weekends, Mlagueos
love to hang out at the
beach with extended family
and friends. Chiringuito Pedro
(Carretera Almeria, + 34 952
513 725) is a well-kept secret a
typical beachside eatery ideal
for no-fuss gambas a la plancha
(grilled prawns) washed down
with a bottle of San Miguel.
5
Hear wonderful stories
about rare glass from the
guide/owner at Mlagas
charming glass museum, Museo
del Vidrio y Cristal (Antigua
Calle Gaona, 20, + 34 952 221
949; museovidrioycristalmalaga.
com) housed in a beautiful
Mlagan home.
For more information on Mlagas
attractions, visit malagaturismo.com,
and for information on the outer
region, see visitacostadelsol.com.
5 BEst-kEPt Mlaga
sECrEts
are treated to a feast of the senses.
Francisco, the owner gives us a
hearty welcome, some 400-day
aged Manchego and a chilled glass
of El Lagar. Delicious. We tell the
French this is our Chanel No 5,
he says with a smile.
Six courses of authentic
Andalucian gastronomy and
regional wines later, we make our
way down the hill to Rancho
La Paz (Torreblanca, E-29640
Fuengirola/Mlaga, +34 952 590
264; rancho-la-paz.com), a white-
washed ranch, for a trek. Horses
are an intrinsic part of Andalucian
culture so, despite our over-full
stomachs, we dont want to miss
the opportunity. Te horses at La
Paz are reared in corrals on the
mountainside and are incredibly
well behaved and luckily not
half as giddy as we are. We trek
Spanish-style in big comfy saddles
through the Sierra de las Nieves
national park, on sandy tracks
fanked by eucalyptus, fg and palm
groves, the views over the whole
coast bathed in a soft pink light.
An unforgettable experience.
Clockwise from
top, Rancho
La Paz, where
the horses
are reared in
mountainside
corrals; white-
washed buildings
in nearby Mijas;
back at the
ranch.
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EAT AT ...
Just below the Alcazaba and
the remains of a Roman theatre,
sit under a terrace umbrella at El
Pimpi (Calle Granada, 62 y
Jardines, Alcazabilla, +34 952
228 990; bodegabarelpimpi.com)
for some delicious chilled porra,
a local variation of gazpacho, or
a more-ish tortilla. An old
convent turned into a charming
bodega, El Pimpi is full of big
barrels to store sherry and a wall
of photos showing all its famous
visitors, including local hero
Antonio Banderas.
Opened in the 1940s, Lo
Geno (Calle Marn Garca 9,
+34 952 223 048; logueno.es) is a
small traditional tapas bar,
favoured by locals as much for
its lively terrace as its roast
suckling pig from Segovia, or
Malaguea salad of salt cod,
potato and orange.
Dont be put o by the bright
lighting at the upmarket Reserva
Del Pastor, below (Calle Sanchez
Pastor, +34 952 214 748;
lareservadelpastor.com). Local word
has it that this is one of the nest
spots for quality tapas and regional
wines at reasonable prices.
Back in town we are set for
a blast of culture. Te Picasso
Museum (Palacio de Buenavista
San Agustn 8, +34 902 443 377;
museopicassomalaga.org) is right in
the historic centre of Mlaga, in
an airy 16th-century palace. I have
seen Picassos work in Barcelona
and Madrid but this is a special
collection of previously unseen
works donated by his family. Heres
an admission though Im not a
fan of Cubism and am not planning
on becoming a convert now. As
we walk from room to room, our
guide explains how Picassos feelings
towards his muses were refected in
the way he painted them and you
can see what she is talking about.
He mustnt have liked frst wife,
Olga, much then! Picassos sense of
humour and warmth are evident in
his ceramics, my favourite pieces.
What does an owl say to you?
asks our guide as we approach Owl
on a Chair. Night time? ofers
one of my friends tentatively. No!
Wisdom and war, says the guide.
We learn and move on.
Top, charming
winding streets
in a hilltop
village, above,
Museo Picasso,
a must whether
youre a fan
or not.
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82 | august 2012
Close by we
take a lift to
the hill-top
Moorish
Alcazaba
fortress (Calle
Alcazabilla
2), built in the
11th century to
protect the city
from marauders.
Inside the thick walls and
immense iron doors is a labyrinth
of pretty courtyards and rooms,
where decorative wooden ceilings,
colourful geometric tiling and
horseshoe arches give away its
Arabic origins. Tere are spectacular
views down to the
distant bay from
here but at one
time the sea came
right to the gates.
In fact, you can
see a doorway
where unfortunate
Christian prisoners
were dropped of by ship
for a stint of hard labour. It
took them 400 years to get their
revenge and take over the place.
Its all about Picasso here. We
stroll to his birthplace, now the
Fundacin Picasso (Plaza de la
Merced 15, +34 951 926 060;
fundacionpicasso.malaga.eu) across
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Budget It might be hard to
find the charming little Casa
de la Mercedes in its narrow
laneway in the historic quarter,
but the search is worth it. Built
by a nearby convent in the
mid-1700s, nine quaint rooms
are furnished with antique
furniture, Moorish-influenced
big wooden beds and beautiful
ceramics. A bougainvillea-filled
courtyard is like an oasis of
calm. (Double rooms from 76.
Calle Hinestrosa 18, +34 952 060
152; casadelamercedes.com)
Mid-range Originally one of
Mlagas oldest inns, parts of
the Arab and Roman city walls
have been integrated into the
slick new contemporary design
of the five-star Vincci Hotel,
right in the historic centre.
With just over 100 rooms, gym
and snazzy roof-top pool, this
delivers a proper boutique
experience. (Double rooms from
100. Pasillo Santa Isabel 7, +34
951 001 020; vinccihoteles.com)
splurge The panoramic
views over the city and the
bay are pretty fine at parador
de Mlaga gibralfaro, below,
the small, four-star Parador on
pine-flanked Mount Gibralfaro,
high above the city. Rooms
are spacious but best in the
house is the Picasso room, a
loft-like suite on the top floor
with private terrace overlooking
the bullring, cathedral and
bay. (Double rooms from 150.
Castillo de Gibralfaro, s/n, +34
952 221 902; paradores.es)
Above, a lift
takes you up to
the 11th century
Moorish fortress
of Alcazaba with
stunning views
down to the far-
of bay.
Fiesta
Mlagueos love to
party. Join them for the
biggest festa of the year,
the annual nine-day Feria de
Mlaga, August 13-20, when the
whole town takes part in a
huge parade of freworks,
music and dance.
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the pretty, caf-
lined Plaza de la
Merced, stopping
to take photos
of the stunning
purple-fowered
jacaranda trees.
Upstairs, overlooking
the elegant square,
you can see more of
his beautiful, witty
ceramics and some
curiosities, such as a waistcoat worn
by his father, also a painter; his
mothers wedding linen and some
fne jewellery. With its tall windows
overlooking the elegant square,
the place really gives a sense of his
formative environment.
We spend the afternoon
wandering the narrow maze of
alleys that makes up the old town,
passing tapas bars and souvenir
shops. It feels quite like Venice but
without the crowds. By evening
we are fagging so take the lift to
the 15th foor of the AC Mlaga
Palacio Hotel (Cortina del Muelle
1, +34 952 215 185;
marriott.com), not
knowing quite what
to expect. We are
in for a surprise.
Stepping out onto
the dazzling, cool,
roof-top terrace
with sunlight
twinkling from the
swimming pool,
we might as well be in Miami. A
few sharp-suited businessmen are
having cocktails. Te views from
the cathedral up to the Gibralfaro
Castle, over the bay and right across
the city, are breathtaking. We bag
some sun loungers, order three futes
of chilled cava (at only 3 a pop)
and take it all in. Ol.
Some say famenco arrived with
the gypsies in the Middle Ages.
It was practised on the streets
and in houses until the Spanish
Civil War and Second World
War nearly killed the tradition.
From the 1950s onwards, it began
to resurface in Mlagas tablao
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629; unode50.com), where each
gorgeous piece, made of chunky
silver and gemstones and hand-
crafted and one of a limited
edition of 50. Purveyor of
funky shoes, Spanish label
Camper (Cuarteles 51), on
the corner of Plaza de
la Constitucin, has
colourful leather
and rubber shoes
for all. And the
good thing is they
cost less on their
home turf. If you
have girlie gifts to
buy, pick up a flouncy
flamenco dress, dangly
earrings or feathered fan at
El Rocio (Calle San Juan 1,
+34 952 22 54 95), home to the
best fiesta wear.
Above, a cocktail
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Mlaga Palacio
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amenco at
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clubs and now you can see this
exhilarating dance nearly any night
of the week. We dont want to see
a sanitised cabaret version though.
After a few inquiries we come
across a local trio performing
at Vino Mio (Calle lamos 11;
restaurantevinomio.com). As we
grab a ringside seat in the tiny
restaurant, the musicians and
dancer are already in full f light.
Even if you dont understand the
words, the sentiment and passion
of the song are unmistakable. As
the dark-haired singer emotes
eyes closed, banging his clenched
fist to his heart there is no
doubt this is a love lament. The
dancer punctuates the song with
a rhythmic tapping of her shoes,
hands clapping, f lashes of leg
showing through her red skirt,
a sensual fiery accompaniment.
Flamenco nearly dead? Not any
more.
Scenes of f lamenco are
everywhere and have an added
resonance for us at the Carmen
Tyssen Museum (Plaza Carmen
Tyssen, Calle Compaa 10;
carmenthyssenmalaga.org) the
next morning. Te former Miss
Spains impressive collection
of 19th-century Spanish and
Andalucian painting includes
works by Zurbarn and Romero
Torres. Farm hands sitting around
a fre, horse-drawn wagons,
women dancing and bottles of rum
featured heavily back then. It is
housed in another 16th-century
villa, of beautiful contemporary
The Muelle Uno marina, which opened earlier this year, is Mlagas shiny new
strip with more than 60 restaurants, shops, cafs, a palmtree garden and kids
playground. Locals hit the promat sunset for post-work food and drinks.
design, worth visiting for the
serene building and caf alone.
Enough sightseeing though, we
want to know where Mlagueos
go to hit la playa? We have
heard about a locals beach at
Pedregalejo, an old fshing village
just 2km east of the centre, so pull
up at a strip of nicely down-at-
heel white-washed cottages among
the palm trees, a bit like Cuba.
We walk down an alleyway to
the seafront where a wide, sandy
cove is spread out before us a
couple of teens are playing softball,
leather-skinned men cook fsh
on blocks of wood and a strip of
local fsh restaurants line a little
promenade. No tourists in sight.
Settling at a boardwalk table at
Maricuchi (Paseo Maritimo del
Pedregal 14, +34 952 290 412), it
is just us and retired bullfghter
Nando de Andujar and his
friends celebrating the anniversary
of his frst fght. Te afternoon
passes blissfully and we run into
the Med for one fnal dip.
Mlaga, our new friend. But
dont tell anyone.
Right, just 2km
out of town is
the locals beach,
Pedregalejo, an
old shing village
with a strip of
little restaurants,
perfect for lunch.
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A vibrant city with stunning architecture and scenery,
Barcelona is a family-friendly destination too. Dubliner
Ro Molloy picks out the "must sees" in her adopted home.
BARCELONA
Stroll along Banys Nous in the
Gothic Quarter, full of antique
and speciality stores. Stop at
XURRERIA and enjoy freshly
made churros Catalanfried
doughnuts covered in sugar.
For cocktails and relaxed atmosphere
when the sun goes down, visit LASCENSOR
BAR, Calle Bellafina, or MILK on Calle
Gignas, both in the Gothic Quarter. Other
local favourites include GIMLET on Calle
Santal, DISSET 17 GRAUS, Calle Antic de
St Joan, and MUDANZAS, on Calle Vidriera,
all catering to a young stylish clientele in the
El Born district.
If you're visiting Barcelona with
children, a visit to the fabulous
COSMOCAIXA science
museum is a great day out. Full of
amazing exhibits and hands-on
experiments, this mountainside
location will thrill all ages. Enjoy
lunch on the lovely sunny terrace
and dont miss the tropical rain
forest! (Isaac Newton 26)
The famous BOQUERIA market halfway
down La Rambla is a must-see for any foodie,
oering the best in fresh vegetables, fruit,
sh and local meats. Stop and savour the
atmosphere at PINTXOBAR just inside the
front entrance. (boqueria.info)
See the city of Barcelona from above by
taking the REDCABLE CAR across the bay
from Barceloneta to Montjuic mountain.
Be prepared to queue for this short but
thrilling journey. (Take bus 50, 55 or 61 to
the cable car base station; open 10am-9pm,
from 6.80 for adults.)
Visit ELS ENCANTS ea market at Plaa de
les Glries on the red metro line. For the best
experience, go early to avoid the crowds and
the midday heat. Open 8am till 3pm, Mon,
Wed, Fri and Sat.
An Insiders Guide to
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PAPPABUBBLE on Calle Ample is
denitely worth a visit with children. In
this colourful artisan sweet store you
can watch as they mix, roll and cut out
handmade candies. The scents and
colours are delightful for all ages.
AVIEWTOTHRILL... Take time out to relax inthe topfoor restaurant of
El Corte Ingles department store at Plaa de Catalunya, whichboasts one of
the best (and least knownabout) views of the city.
Rent bikes and cycle along the
beautiful seafront, stopping to
savour the views and perhaps take
a dip in theMediterranean sea. Go
to GREENBIKE RENTAL, Calle
Ataulf 8, for friendly sta and good
prices. (greenbikesbarcelona.com)
PLACA REIAL near the bottom of
La Rambla is grandiose with its classical
facades and oers all types of restaurants
with sunny outdoor seating. Gaud s rst
commissions can be seen here in the
wonderful, wrought-iron lamp posts.
For truly beautiful and original handmade glass
jewellery, pop into MIMI SCHOLER on the lane Calle
San Jacinto, just behind the Santa Caterina market.
Meet with Mimi if you wish to have a custom-made
piece to bring home. (mimischoler.com)
For football fans, the
CAMP NOU stadium and
museum is worth a visit. It
is good value for money
and the tour gets great
reviews. You can also have
your photo taken with the
Champions League trophy!
(fcbarcelona.com)
Visit the beautiful hill of
MONTJUIC, which rises imposingly
over the port. There you will nd
spectacular views of the city. The
JOAN MIROFOUNDATION,
CAIXA FORUMMUSEUM,
OLYMPIC STADIUM and the
famous PAVELLOby Mies Van Der
Rohe are all in this part of the city.
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town, she thinks Barcelona is
a fantastic city, with amazing
amenities, stunning architecture
and scenery and, of course, its
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Bruges
I
t is often overlooked that the medieval city of Bruges is only about one
hours train journey from Brussels city centre. Just think one hour away
from the hustle and bustle of Brussels (now theres a Eurovision song title
for you!) is a compact city of less than 120,000. Certainly, the diferences
between Brussels and Bruges couldnt be more apparent: the former
thrives on the cut and thrust of big city life, the latter is content to sit back
serenely and let the world go by. Day tourists love Bruges, of course but
heres the thing: once the last coach bus leaves, Bruges winds down even
more. Te result is as intimate a city experience as youll ever enjoy.
DONT MISS ...
Bruges is compact, well
admit, but theres so much
to see that you probably
wont pack everything in
over a weekend or
mid-week break. One of
the several one-day
must-sees is the Museum
of the Basilica of the
Holy Blood (Burg 13,
holyblood.org), which is a
Romanesque church and
a Basilica (rebuilt in
Gothic revival style in the
19th century). If the
exterior is impressive, the
interior is breathtaking
all bright gilt and dark
wood, with an
atmosphere that is both
special and sepulchral.
Some say religion and
alcohol go hand-in-hand,
and so perhaps after
visiting the Basilica you
should immediately check
out the Brewery de
Halve Maan (Walplein 26,
halvemaan.be), which is
Brugess last working
brewery. Enjoy a bit of
history and a sip (or two)
of the house brew, Brugse
Zot, a wholly refreshing
beer made from malt,
hops and special yeast.
You cant visit Bruges
and walk away without
tasting some of the best
chocolate youve ever had.
Enter Chocolate Line
(Simon Stevinplein 19,
thechocolateline.be), one
of the citys 50 chocolate
shops and (in our opinion)
quite likely the best.
Here, so-called shock-o-
latier Dominique
Persoone hand-makes
choccies that boast (if
thats really the word)
highly singular flavours
tomato and basil, black
olive, tequila, bitter
ganache with vodka,
praline with fried onion,
Coca-Cola, and bitter
ganache with wasabi. The
shop also sells
accessories such as
chocolate lipstick, which
is, perhaps too inevitably,
very, very tasty!
To make the day even
more perfect, why not
see a completely
different side of Bruges
by boat? You can embark
on the small boats at
various landing stages
along the canal route for
a languorous 30-minute
journey. Boat trips start
at 10am, and finish up
from 5.30pm onwards.
(7.60, adults; 3. 40,
children aged 4-11; free,
children under four.
bruges.be/tourism)
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Basilica of the Holy Blood
A canal boat trip
Chocolate lipstick anyone? Or beer served
with classical music? Tony Clayton-Lea nds
many delights in a compact and serene city.
Photographs by Anthony Woods.
AUGUST 2012 | 95
SLEEP AT
Lets be honest it isnt
very often you can say you
once slept in a palace, and
so the only ve-star hotel in
Bruges, Kempinski Hotel
Dukes Palace (+32 5044
7888; kempinski.com/
bruges), is something of a
no-brainer. Its also
something of a gem of a
hotel very swish, quite
arty, with a restaurant,
Manuscript, to beat all
comers. The only
downside? You have to pay
for Wi-Fi, which seems a
little counter-productive in
this day and age. Rooms
from 281.
Bruges is so small that
everything is in the heart
of the city; for a rather
more intimate sleeping
experience, try Number 11
(+32 5033 0690; number11.
be), a boutique
guesthouse situated in a
virtually silent, trac-free
street close to the Groene
Rei canal. Its also a few
minutes walk from
Brugess many attractions
and restaurants. Free
Wi-Fi. Rooms from 155.
Another solid option for
a good nights sleep is the
Pand Hotel (+32 5034 0666;
pandhotel.com), formerly an
18th-century carriage house
that is now a 26-room
boutique oering. This one
is something of a mini-
deluxe choice and not
without a high level of
charm, as it reects the
citys old-world style
throughout with open res,
antiques, panelled walls,
wooden oors and art
works. The hotel also
operates two guesthouses
nearby. Free Wi-Fi. Rooms
from 160.
A restored 14th-century
Patrician house and a
former brewery, Hotel
Azalea (+32 5033 1478;
azaleahotel.be) is
located a mere 500 metres
from the citys main square
and right beside the
charming Speelmansrei
canal. The hotel bar has a
terrace that overlooks a
well-kept garden and the
calm, rippling waterway.
Free Wi-Fi. Rooms from
125.
EAT AND DRINK AT ...
For such a compact city,
Bruges certainly has
enough great places in
which to eat. While the
many cafs located at the
Markt square are ne for a
quick snack or just a
sit-down coee, youd be
advised to seek out
eateries located in streets
that spread out from the
old town centre. One such
restaurant is Cafdraal
(Zilverstraat 38, +32 5034
0845; cafedraal.be), which
is a hip yet downhome
bistro/bar that is smartly
designed (we loved the
quirky speech bubbles on
the main wall) and operates
from the principles of
customer satisfaction and
expertly executed dishes.
For lunch here we had the
Zeebrugge Solettes (sole)
fried in farm butter, with
crunchy Belgian fries (27).
If you fancy blending in
with the locals, make a
beeline for Gran Kae de
Passage (Dweersstraat
26-28, +32 5034 0232;
passagebruges.com), which
is a very reasonable (meals
between 5-12) local
hotspot that fuses boho
Art-Deco styling with a
cosmopolitan atmosphere.
It oers hearty traditional
Belgian fare served with
humour and character.
For an authentic Bruges
experience, then make
your way to Cambrinus
(Philipstockstraat 19, +32
5033 2328; cambrinus.eu),
a stones throw from Grote
Markt; its the kind of bar
youd ideally like to stay in
for longer than you know
you should, with its
selection of more than 400
beers and a history that
dates back to 1699. For an
altogether more relaxing
accompaniment to drinking
beer, pop into De Garre
(o Breidelstraat, +32 5034
1029), which is located just
o the main square, and
which blends atmosphere
(think Lord of the Rings
pub ambience), many, many
beers and classical
Far left,
chocoholics
delight at
Chocolate Line;
guiding presence
rooftop statuary;
slow travel with a
Bruges horse-and-
cart trip; bistro/
bar Cafdraal.
Left,
the medieval city
is full of picturesque
views, above, the
only ve-star in town,
Kempinski Hotel Dukes
Palace swish, arty
and with a knockout
restaurant.
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AUGUST 2012 | 97
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or the equivalent, may be used. Flight mode should be selected before the device is
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DEVICESPERMITTED
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do shbhilteacht ...
... iarraimid ort aird mhaith a
thabhairt, ar an bhfoireann
cbin ag ts na heililte
agus iad ag taispeint
conas an fearas slndla a
sid. Iarraimid ort an crta
threoraca slndla at i bpca
an tsuochin os do chomhair a
lamh chomh maith.
Caithfear criosanna sbhla
bheith ceangailte le linn ir
agus tuirlingthe agus ag aon
am a bhonn an comhartha
Fasten Seat Belts ar iasadh.
Molaimid duit an crios sbhla
bheith leathcheangailte agat i
rith an turais.
Le linn ir agus tuirlingthe, n
mr do shuochan bheith sa
suomh ingearach. Ag am ar
bith eile, is fidir an suochn
a chur siar ach br ar an
gcnaipe mr at ar an taca
uillinne. T cnaip eile ann
(ar an taca uillinne n os do
chionn, ag brath ar an eitlen)
chun sid a bhaint as an
solas litheoireachta n as an
ngaothaire, n chun glaoch ar
bhall den fhoireann cbin.
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98 | AUGUST 2012
Fearas iniompartha leictreonach
Is fidir lefearas iniomparthaleictreonachcur isteachar threalamhaneitlein, rudadfhadfadhbheith
contirteach. Agus sbhilteacht mar phromhchramagAer Lingus, iarraimidort airdsabhreis athabhairt ar an
mr seoaleanas:
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luaithe agus a dhntar doirse an eitlein. N ceadmhach sid a bhaint as uirlis leictreonach ar bith chun sonra
a tharchur n a ghlacadh i rith na heitilte. Is ceadmhach, fach, uirlis le cumas md eitilte, n a chomhionann
sin, a sid. Caithfear an lipad modh eitilte a roghn sula mchtar an uirlis.

GLASANNA A BHFUIL
CEADAITHE I GCNA:
Glasanna a bhaineann sid as
micreaceallair agus/n fotaichill;
cluaisn chnta (glasanna
digiteach san ireamh); glaoir
(gleacadin amhin); sadair.

GLASANNAAT
CEADAITHEI RITH
NAHEITILTE, ACHNACH
BHFUILCEADAITHELELINN
DONEITLENBHEITHAG
GLUAISEACHTARTALAMH/AG
IR DETHALAMH/ AGTABHAIRT
FAOINDREAPADHTOSAIGH/
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le tiomntn dlthdhiosca (CD
ROM) n diosca digiteach ilside
(DVD). Eagraithe pearsanta boise.
ireamhin limhe gan phrintiri.
Clostrealamh iniompartha (ms
Walkman, seinnteoir CD, seinnteoir
Mini-disk, iPod, seinnteoir MP3). Ar
mhaithe le compordna bpaisiniri
eile, nor choir na glasanna seo a
sidach amhin le cluaisn. Cluich
romhaire (ms Gameboy). Nl cead
gaireas forimeallach a sidle
cluich limhe romhaire amar bith
(ms paca forlontach cumhachta a
cheanglatear le cbla). Fscheamara
agus fstaifeadin, trealamh
digiteach san ireamh. Ceamara
digiteach. Glacadir limhe chras
suite domhanda (GPS). Rsir
leicreacha. Bragin leictreonacha
(seachas bragin chianrialaithe).
Glasanna Bluetooth i gcomhar
le guthin phca agus iadi modh
eitilte; uirlis a bhaineann feidhm
as teicneolaocht Blackberry agus
mdeitilte n slnmhdeitilte
roghnaithe orthu; romhair gline;
romhair boise (PDA) le Wi-Fi ionsuite
agus an lipadraidi mchta
roghnaithe orthu.

GLASANNAABHFUIL
COSCIOMLNORTHU:
Glasanna a tharchuireann
minicocht raidi daon turas.
Silscalaithe. Bragan
chianrialaithe. Aonaid fhstaispena
le feadin ga-chatadideacha.
Trealamh romhaire gan sreang (ms
luch). Printir PC. Schrbhneoiri
DVD, CDagus taifeadin Mini-
disk at sa mhodh taifeadta.
Ceamthaifeadin digiteacha agus
iad ag athscrobh dlthdhiosca.
Steirnna iniompartha. Raidinna
pca (AM/ FM). Glacadiri teilifse.
Trealamh teilimadrach. N
cheadatear fearas LANgan sreang
(WLAN) a sid. Is fidir romhair
gline a bhfuil WLANionsuite iontu
(ms Centrino) a sd le linn na
heitilte ar choinnoll go bhfuil WLAN
curtha as agus faoi rir na srianta
a bhaineann le hsid romhhair
gline (thuas luaite).
Food and bar
service
A new range of food items
including sandwiches,
confectionery and a range of
snacks is available for sale
on all Aer Lingus scheduled
services to and from the UK
and Europe. A charge applies
for all drinks on UK and
European ights in Economy
class. On long haul ights,
there is a charge in Economy
class for alcoholic drinks, while
soft drinks are complimentary.
Details of all items available
for purchase are contained in
an information leaet, which is
in all seat pockets.
News, music
and movies
On long haul ights, we oer
you an extensive programme
of viewing and listening
options. For full details, turn
towards the back of this
magazine.
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agus beir
T raon nua bia ar fil anois
ar sheirbhs sceidealta Aer
Lingus a dhanann freastai
ar an Riocht Aontaithe agus
ar an Eoraip. Ina measc, t
ceapair, milseogra agus rogha
sneaiceanna agsla. N mr
oc as gach deoch sa ghrd
barainne ar na heitilt seo.
Ar eitilt Trasatlantacha, t
costas ar dheochanna neamh-
mheiscila go fill ar fil saor
in aisce. T sonra faoi gach
rud is fidir a cheannach ar
bord foilsithe sa bhileog eolais
at i bpca an tsuochin os
do chomhair.
Nuacht, ceol
agus scannin
Ar eitilt Trasatlantacha t
clr leathan fachana agus
isteachta ar fil. Le hagaidh
tuilleadh eolais, fach
deireadh na hirise seo.
Aer Lingus is delighted to welcome you on board
T thas ar Aer Lingus filte ar bord a chur romhat
SMOKING
In line with Irish government
regulations, Aer Lingus has a no-
smoking policy onboard its ights.
Smoking is not permitted in any
part of the cabin at any time.
TOBAC
De rir rialachin Rialtas na hireann,
t polasai i rimar eitilt Aer Lingus
nach gceadatear tobac a chaitheamh.
N cheadatear daon duine tobac a
chaitheamh in aon chuid
den eitlen ag aon am.
We hope you have a comfortable and pleasant fight. Thank you for choosing to fy with Aer Lingus.
T suil againn go mbonn turas compordach taitneamhach agat agus go raibh maith agat as taisteal le hAer Lingus.
AUGUST 2012 | 99
News AerLingus
AER LINGUS REGIONALS IRELANDWEST AIRPORT
KNOCK-BIRMINGHAMSERVICE TAKES OFF!
The West of Irelands business and tourismreceived a
welcome boost as Aer Lingus Regionals rst ight from
Ireland West Airport Knock to Birminghamtook to the skies.
Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann, will
y once daily from Ireland West Airport Knock to
Birmingham, oering both business and leisure travellers
direct, convenient and cost eective access to Great
Britains second largest city.
Aer Lingus Regional passenger numbers have grown
by over 30% from January to the end of June 2012.
For more information on fares and schedules visit
aerlingus.com.
AER LINGUS INTRODUCES NEWFLEXIBLE
PAYMENT OPTIONS ONAERLINGUS.COM
Giving customers greater exibility when
making travel arrangements.
Price Lock allows customers book
a ight, at the best available price,
and hold for a period of 24 hours,
for a fee of just 5 per passenger,
per one-way ight. The customer
then has 24 hours to complete
the reservation and
conrm their
booking. The 5
fee is deducted
from the nal price.
If the booking is not
conrmed before the expiry
deadline, the booking is cancelled and the
fee forfeited.
Deposit customers now have the
option to pay a 50 per cent deposit when booking
ights to Orlando, Florida on aerlingus.com and pay
the balance at a later time, up to 120 days before
the date of travel.
AER LINGUS LAUNCHES BUMPER WINTER SCHEDULE
Aer Lingus will y to six new destinations this winter with increased
frequencies on a number of ights.
Brand new routes: Dublin to Verona, and Stockholm, and Cork
to Brussels are set to continue right throughout the winter, owing
to their continued popularity. Other exciting destinations on oer
include Copenhagen, Bordeaux and Venice.
Frequencies will be increased on a further eight popular routes
such as Berlin, Vienna and Amsterdam. There will also be extra
ights to Lanzarote and Tenerife which will be music to the ears of
those seeking out a winter sunshine holiday in the Canary Islands.
For more information visit aerlingus.com.
A view of Copenhagen
100 | AUGUST 2012
News
Aer Lingus Scoops frst Place for TopNosh
Aer Lingus was recently voted best airline for its Sky Deli
menu. The airline ranked rst out of 22 European airlines in a
survey carried out by website, inightfeed.com.
Aer Lingus was praised for the variety of healthy
options such as fresh salads and for the selection of cold
and hot meals available, in particular the pasta dishes and
Irish breakfast.
Aer Lingus, Catering Director, Aidan Power said, In
Ireland we have some of the best produce in the world
and the Aer Lingus catering team takes great pride and
enjoyment in using these ingredients in creating excellent
meals. We are delighted to be recognised as providing
healthy and tasty meal choices for our customers.
AerLingus
POSTERS OF IRISH OLYMPIANS ON DISPLAY
A team of over 60 Irish athletes, in 14 sports, travelled to London
at the end of July to represent Ireland at the London 2012 Olympic
games. As proud sponsors of the Irish Olympic Team, Aer Lingus has
a selection of posters of Irish Olympians, on display in several areas
around Dublin and London Heathrow airports. The posters depict
six of the Irish Olympians in action, in their respective disciplines,
wishing the team good luck from all the staff at Aer Lingus. Large
banners of the athletes can be viewed at Aer Lingus check-in T2, with
further posters in the Aer Lingus Gold Circle lounges at Dublin and
Heathrow, along with more images in the boarding areas. Be sure to
look out for them next time you are passing through.
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Good luck, Grinne!
aer lingus is to move its new york ight operations from
terminal 4 at John f. Kennedy international airport into
Jetblues acclaimed terminal 5, at JfK, in early 2013.
aer lingus ights from dublin and shannon will y into and
out of terminal 5 at JfK.
aer lingus customers connecting to one of Jetblues many
destinations across the us will benet from same terminal
connections, one-stop ticketing and baggage check-in for
travel on both airlines, from the us to europe.
aer lingus customers will enjoy the many unique and
exciting retail oerings, including a duty free store, and
more than two dozen highly regarded dining establishments,
featuring food and drink options that will appeal to a wide
variety of international palates.
with the move to terminal 5, the minimum connection
time from european arrivals to us departures will be
reduced to just 60 minutes. Customers travelling to ireland
will enjoy connections as fast as 40 minutes.
until its relocation in the rst quarter of 2013, aer lingus
will continue to operate from terminal 4, a short ride away on
JfKs free and frequent airtrain service.
for more information on aer lingus and Jetblue
schedules visit aerlingus.com and see map page 114.
Jetblue towelCome aer lingus intoits
terminal, t5, at newyorKs Kennedyairport

Aer Lingus passenger numbers


continue to rise in 2012. Many
thanks to all our passengers for
your loyal custom.
AERLINGUS PASSENGER
NUMBERS ONTHE UP
5%
January to 30
June 2012
AUGUST 2012 | 101
DRSEUSS THELORAX
Animation / Kids / Family (PG)
94 minutes
The world of Dr Seuss comes to life like
never before in this lively adventure from
the creators of Despicable Me!, Dr Seuss
The Lorax is an adaptation of Dr Seuss
classic tale of a forest creature who shares
the enduring power of hope. Twelve-year-
old Ted will do anything to fnd a real life
Trufala Tree in order to impress the girl of
his dreams. As he embarks on his journey,
Ted discovers the incredible story of the
Lorax, a grumpy but charming creature who
speaks for the trees. This animated feature
for all ages features catchy tunes and
hilarious gags borrowed fromother classic
family movies, fromToy Story to Babe.
STARS DannyDeVito, Zac Efron,
Taylor Swift
DiREcTOR Chris Renaud
More Movies On Demand
THE THREE STOOgES
Sean Hayes
AmERicAn REUniOn
Jason Biggs
THE LUcky OnE
Zac Efron
miRROR miRROR
Julia Roberts
THE RAvEn
Brendan Gleeson
THink LikE A mAn
Gabrielle Union
DARLingcOmpAniOn
Diane Keaton
SEEkingJUSTicE
January Jones
cOmmE Un cHEf
Jean Reno
fATHER Of invEnTiOn
Kevin Spacey
TOUcHbAck
Kurt Russell
gOOn
Seann William Scott
fLickA: cOUnTRy pRiDE
Lisa Hartman
kUngfU pAnDA 2
Jack Black
WALLAcE & gROmiT:
cURSE Of THE WERE
RAbbiT
Helena Bonham Carter
fRiEnDS WiTH kiDS
Drama / Comedy (R)
100 minutes
Friends with Kids is a daring and poignant
ensemble comedy about a close-knit
circle of friends at that moment in life
when children arrive and everything
changes. The last two singles in the group
observe the efect that kids have had on
their friends relationships and wonder if
theres a better way. They decide to have
a kid together and date other people.
There are big laughs and unexpected
emotional truths as this unconventional
experiment leads everyone in the group
to question the nature of friendship,
family and, fnally, true love. Stars Irish
actor Chris ODowd of Bridesmaids fame.
STARSKristen Wiig, Chris ODowd, Jon
Hamm, Adam Scott, Maya Rudolph,
Jennifer Westfeldt
DiREcTOR Jennifer Westfeldt
Marvels The Avengers
Dr Seuss The Lorax
Friends with Kids
FLIGHTS TOTHE US
From Dublin to Boston, Chicago,
New York and Orlando;
from Shannon to Boston and
New York; from Madrid to
Washington. Movies available
are listed below. All movie details
and ratings can be accessed
through your personal screen.
Movies
FLIGHTS TOTHE US
mARvELS THE
AvEngERS
Action / Sci-Fi / Fantasy (PG 13)
142 minutes
Marvels The Avengers is the Super Hero
teamup of a lifetime. When an unexpected
enemy emerges that threatens global safety
and security, Nick Fury, director of the
international peacekeeping agency, fnds
himself in need of a teamto pull the world
back fromthe brink of disaster. Spanning
the globe, a daring recruitment efort begins
and The Avengers Initiative is born. Iron
Man, The Hulk, Thor, Captain America,
and Hawkeye assemble, learning to work
together instead of independently. The
Avengers is the 3rd biggest grossing movie
of all time.
STARSRobert Downey Jr, Mark Rufalo,
Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Chris
Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner
DiREcTOR Joss Whedon
102 | August 2012
infLigHT ENTERTAINMENT
THE HUNGER
GAMES
Fantasy / Sci-Fi / Drama (PG 13)
144 minutes
Every year in the ruins of what was once
North America, the evil Capitol of the
nation of Panem forces each of its twelve
districts to send a teenage boy and girl to
compete in the Hunger Games. The Hunger
Games are a nationally televised event
in which Tributes must fght with one
another until one survivor remains. Pitted
against highly-trained Tributes, Katniss is
forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as
well as the mentorship of a former victor
and make impossible choices in the arena
that weigh survival against humanity and life
against love.
STARSJennifer Lawrence, Josh
Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson,
Lenny Kravitz
DiREcToR Gary Ross
More Movies On Demand
WRATH of THE TiTANS
Liam Neeson
coRiolANUS
Ralph Fiennes
DETAcHMENT
Adrien Brody
WilD Bill
Charlie Creed-Miles
lA ViE DUNE AUTRE
Juliette Binoche
SAlMoN fiSHiNGiN THE
yEMEN
Ewan McGregor
A liTTlE BiT of HEAVEN
Kate Hudson
cABiN iN THE WooDS
Chris Hemsworth
WANDERlUST
Jennifer Aniston
THE BEST ExoTic
MARiGolD HoTEl
Judi Dench
fAST GiRlS
Lenora Crichlow
yoUR SiSTERS
SiSTER
Emily Blunt
AlABAMA MooN
John Goodman
MADAGAScAR 2: EScApE
ToAfRicA
Ben Stiller
SHREk foREVER AfTER
Cameron Diaz
THE fiVE-yEAR
ENGAGEMENT
Comedy (R)
124 minutes
The director and writer/star of
Forgetting Sarah Marshall team up
again for the irreverent comedy The
Five-Year Engagement. Beginning where
most romantic comedies end, the new
flm from director Nicholas Stoller,
producer Judd Apatow and Rodney
Rothman looks at what happens when an
engaged couple, Jason Segel and Emily
Blunt, keeps getting tripped up on the
long walk down the aisle. The Five-Year
Engagement is a truly modern romantic
comedy that benefts from the easy
chemistry of its leads; the funny and
romantic script adds surprising depth
and intelligence to the movie.
STARS Emily Blunt, Jason Segel
DiREcToR Nicholas Stoller
The Pirates!
Band of Misfts
The Hunger Games
FLIGHTS FROMTHE US
From Boston, Chicago, New
York and Orlando to Dublin;
from New York and Boston to
Shannon; from Washington to
Madrid. Movies available are
listed below. All movie details
and ratings can be accessed
through your personal screen.
Movies
The Five-Year Engagement
FLIGHTS FROMTHE US
THE piRATES!
BAND of MiSfiTS
Adventure / Kids / Family / Comedy
( PG ) 87 minutes
In The Pirates! Band of Misfts, Hugh
Grant stars in his frst animated role as
the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain a
boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-
than-successful, terror of the high seas. With
a rag-tag crewat his side the Captain has one
dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy
and Cutlass Liz to the muchcoveted Pirate
Of The Year award. Its a quest that takes our
heroes fromthe shores of exotic Blood Island
to the foggy streets of Victorian London.
Along the way they battle a diabolical queen
and teamup with a haplessly smitten young
scientist, but never lose sight of what a pirate
loves best: adventure!
STARSVoicESof Hugh Grant, Brendan
Gleeson, Martin Freeman, Salma Hayek,
David Tennant
DiREcToR Peter Lord
August 2012 | 103
On Demand TV gives you the opportunity
to select and view your favourite TV
shows at your leisure. Look out for the
most anticipated new shows on TV in this
extensive choice of comedy and drama
as well as a variety of genres. COMEDY
HIGHLIGHTS encompasses fresh new
comedy from HBO in Veep, Girls and How
To Make It In America. Further comedy
highlights take in NewGirl, Nurse Jackie,
Modern Family, Futurama, Rev and
Absolutely Fabulous 20th Anniversary
Special. Classic comedy features Father
Ted, Sex and The City and Cheers.
As we witness a golden age in TV drama
Aer Lingus brings you an appealing selection
of DRAMA TV with the availability of both
one-of and multiple episodes. Keep an
eye out for two episodes of the compelling
and cleverly conceived In Treatment
starring Gabriel Byrne. In the stylish, smart
and black comic drama Dexter, the main
protagonist moonlights as a serial killer in
Miami in pursuit of the coldblooded Ice
Truck Killer. Also available is Bones which is
inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist
and best-selling novelist Kathy Reichs. BBC
investigative drama Scott and Bailey
explores the personal and professional lives
of two female detectives.
ON DEMAND
charged with political corruption. Julianna
Margulies has been widely recognised for
her portrayal of Alicia Florrick, winning
an Emmy in 2011, Screen Actors Guild
Awards in 2010 and 2011, a Golden Globe in
2009. Available On-Demand are six
episodes from Season 3.
TEENS onboard can view Glee, Shake It Up
and The Simpsons and kids will love Bob
The Builder, Barney and Friends, Pingu and
Thomas and Friends.
LIFESTYLE ANDMUSICHIGHLIGHTS
include Americas Next Top Model, Grand
Designs, Jamies 30 Minute Meals, Anthony
Bourdain: The Layover, Top Gear, Inside
the Actors Studio (George Clooney), Bear
Grylls Wild Weekend, Movie Talk, Other
Voices, Black Cab Sessions USA, With
Great Power: The Stan Lee Story, Planet
Rock Profles, Paul Simon (Live in New
York) and HSBCGolfng World.
DOCUMENTARYHIGHLIGHTS take
in Megastructures with an episode on
Londons Olympic Stadium. Enter a world
beyond imagination in BBCs Frozen Planet
narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
Titanic at 100 is a special History Channel
feature to coincide with the disasters 100th
anniversary. Test Your Brain from National
Geographic concludes your choice of TV.
Modern Family
Veep
In Treatment
Television
INFLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
Available On-Demand is six episodes of
Season 2 from the HBO triumph Boardwalk
Empire. Steve Buscemi stars in this
award-winning drama series that charts
the continued rise of organised crime at
the dawn of Prohibition in Atlantic City,
New Jersey. In Season 2 all the promise
of last season looks to be realized with
impressively deft storytelling, beautiful
cinematography and impeccable acting.
(Hollywood Reporter)
Premium HBO drama continues in
Treme with the frst six episodes of Season
2. This Emmy-nominated drama series takes
place during the rebuilding of post-Katrina
New Orleans. It charts the interconnected
stories of several struggling musicians and
locals, as they attempt to rebuild their lives
through the music and traditions that make
them, and the city, unique.
The stylish Mad Men is set in a fctional
1960s advertising agency in New York City.
This complex and intelligent drama has
received much critical acclaim, particularly
for its historical authenticity and visual style
and has won multiple Emmy and Golden
Globe awards. Available On-Demand is six
episodes from Season 4.
Watch out for six episodes of Season
2 of Blue Bloods also set in New York, it
stars Tom Selleck. This
drama is a solid and
gritty character-driven,
multi-story series and
Sellecks character
serves as the anchor
for four generations of
police ofcers.
Award-winning
drama continues
with The Good Wife
a drama about a
politicians wife who
pursues her own career
as a defense attorney
after her husband is
104 | August 2012
Radio
ON DEMAND
Chart Hits
Chart Hits lets you
discover the latest
chart hits as well
as keeping tabs
on your favourite
artists. This up-
to-the-minute Pop show unveils the
biggest smash hits from the worlds
biggest artists. Featuring newcomers
to the scene Nicki Minaj and Emeli
Sand as well as established artists
Katy Perry, Usher, Coldplay, Adele
and the queen of pop Madonna
do not miss the exciting sounds of
Chart Hits.
Music Generation
Music Generation Irelands National
Music Education Programme funded
by generous donations fromU2 and
The Ireland Funds helps young
people access music education in
their local area. In this documentary,
Doireann N Bhriain travels to Louth,
Sligo and Mayo to meet many of
those behind the programme who
tell the story of howit all began.
This documentary is funded by The
Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
in association with RT lyric fmand
Music Generation.
Fitzpatrick Hotels
This is a contemporary easy-listening
collection of songs from both sides
of the Atlantic, brought to you
compliments of The Fitzpatrick
Hotel Group USA. With two hotels
in downtown Manhattan, Grand
Central and Fitzpatrick Manhattan,
Fitzpatricks is the place to stay in
NYC. Visit their website for more
information ftzpatrickhotels.com.
Fitzpatrick Hotels USA are also on
Twitter & Facebook.
Classical Daytime
Niall Carroll presents a selection
of great music from the heart
of the core classical repertoire.
Classical Daytime features some
of the worlds most loved relaxing
classics including Mozarts Clarinet
Concerto, Rodrigos Guitar
masterpiece Concierto de Aranjuez
and Saint-Saens Symphony No.3,
Organ. This show is the ideal
accompaniment to your fight and
Classical Daytime can also be
enjoyed on RT lyric fm Monday-
Friday from 10am-2pm.
My Tunes
In this edition of My Tunes Aedn
Gormley invites flm director John
Boorman to select, listen to and
discuss music from his flms. The
renowned flm director has made
Ireland his home and here he
discusses a lifetime of making flms
with a particular emphasis on the role
of music in his flms from the duelling
banjos of Deliverance to Richie
Buckleys snazzy saxophone tunes
in The General. My Tunes is on RT
lyric fm on Mondays from 7pm-8pm.
Twitter @RTlyricfm
Jazz Alley
Donald Helme devotes Jazz Alley to
the most popular instrument in the
western world, the guitar, in both
6- and 7-string form. Helme focuses
on the guitar which only came late to
jazz, once the amplifer was invented
in the 1930s. Featured artists include
Anthony Wilson, Chuck Wayne,
Howard Alden and the inventor
of the 7-string, George Van Eps.
Jazz Alley is on RT lyric fmon
Wednesday evenings from7pm-8pm.
Twitter @RTlyricfm
Documentary On One
Documentary On
One is the multi-
award winning radio
documentary strand
fromRT Radio 1
(88-90FM). Currently
the most successful documentary
unit in the world; the documentary
featured here is On a Cape Clear
Day and focuses on an American
couple who retired to Cape Clear
Island of the coast of Ireland. The
website rte.ie/doconone contains over
900 radio documentaries all freely
available to listen to/podcast. You can
also download the free Documentary
on One iPhone and/or Android app.
Twitter @RTEDocOnOne
Best of Moncrief
Best of Moncrief is a lively mix
of funny, engaging and irreverent
features. Its insightful format
gives listeners a unique listening
experience. Tune into Best of
Moncrief every weekday from
1.30-4.30pm on Newstalk 106-108fm
for a lively mix of phone-ins, text
messages and stories from around
the world and down your street.
Text 53106, email afternoon@
newstalk.ie or follow Sean on
Twitter @SeanMoncrief.
Easy Listening
Pop
Talk Radio
Documentary
Classical
Interview
Jazz
august 2012 | 105
Radio
ON DEMAND
Ceol na nGael
Ceol na nGael is a
traditional and folk
music programme
presented, in
Irish, by Sen
hanaigh. Sen
presents the weekly music programme
Sruth na Maoile on RT Raidi na
Gaeltachta. The station is the national
Irish language broadcaster in Ireland,
and celebrates 40 years on air in
2012. Ceol traidisinta agus ceol tre
den scoth, le Sen hanaigh. For
more visit: rte.ie/rnag. RT Raidi na
Gaeltachta is on Facebook and Twitter
@RTERnaG.
RT Jr
Join Colm Flynn
and all his friends
from The Club
on RTjr Radio for
a fun-packed show
to enjoy during
your fight! Theres music, a Disney
quiz, fun facts about fying, books,
and special guests Jedward! RTjr
Radio is Irelands only radio station
thats just for children. You can tune
in on your digital radio, online rte.
ie/digitalradio/rtejr Saorview and
on the RT Radio Player on your
mobile device to hear more.
Ronan Collins
RTE Radio 1
presenter Ronan
Collins easygoing
personality is a
welcome interlude
from the busy world
around us. Tune in to this eclectic
mix of songs where you will hear old
favourites, new hits and hidden gems.
Ronan enjoys the challenge of flling
his programme with the kind of music
that will make you smile, relax and
reminisce. Twitter @RTERadio1
Copeland Classic Hits
Welcome to the music of Copeland
Classic Hits brought to courtesy
of Louis Copeland & Sons, a name
synonymous with mens tailoring in
Dublin. Classic Hits is an exciting
selection of hits from the 1980s.
Louis Copeland is a world renowned
master tailor and provider of mens
suits for over 100 years. His stores
are located on in Dublin on Capel
St, Pembroke St and Wicklow St and
beside the IFSC, in Dublin Airport
and in Galway. From Armani, Hugo
Boss, Paul Smith and more- all
leading labels are available in all
stores. louiscopeland.com
Tubridy
Ryan Tubridys
unique
showmanship,
intelligence and
wit is broadcast
to the nation
every weekday morning on RT 2fm.
Tubridy is spontaneous, entertaining
and intelligent, and in this show he
plays his favourite songs featuring a
diverse mix of modern hits from pop,
rock to alternative and much more.
Tubridy is one of Irelands most prolifc
broadcasters. Twitter @Tubridy2fm
Phantom 105.2
Phantom 105.2
is quite simply
the home of
the very best
music played on
any Irish radio
station. Phantom is committed to
playing brand new music, Indie Rock
but really we will play all genres of
music if its a great track, we will
play it. Oh, we also like having a bit
of craic along the way so why not
try something diferent and tune
into Phantom 105.2 we promise
you wont be disappointed! We are
Phantom music that rocks!
C
Cleared for Take-Of
Youre
cleared for
take-of
every weekday morning from 6am
until 10am with Pat Courtenay on
Radio Nova. Also tune in to Nova
for Breakfast Reheated every
Saturday from 8am until 10am.
Courtenays show is a perfect
combination of entertainment
and of course the worlds greatest
guitar-based songs. You can call
Nova Breakfast on (01) 440 4 100.
Were online at nova.ie and you can
download our app to listen to us
wherever you are in the world.
The Big 10
The Big 10 on
98FM features
ten songs with
a connection.
Tune into the
countdown every Sunday morning at
10am as we countdown The Big 10,
each week a diferent set of songs
are featured each with a diferent
connection. Presented by Darragh
ODea of Dublins 98 FM, this special
edition of the show focuses on the
acts that will be playing concerts in
Ireland this year.
Kids
Alternative Countdown Rock 1980s
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Modern Hits Eclectic Mix Traditional Irish
CORRECTIVE BODY THERAPY
CBT, most of us are familiar with this term as cognitive
behavioural therapy, but at Anne Rossi Clinic we have coined a new
phrase, corrective body therapy. Corrective body therapy is a revolutionary
solution to the problem of excessive weight and poor body shape. Diet, that
dreaded word, but no this is not what we know so well, this is nutritional therapy.
Imagine embarking on a weight loss programme that is delicious and nutritious,
yes hard to imagine but we have it here. High protein drinks, bars and savoury
snacks with a wide variety of avours to suit all palates and a meal in the evening.
We have devised lots of menus that allow the full use of fresh veg, sh, poultry and
meats so where is the hardship in that!!
FRAXEL LASER TREATMENT
Fraxel Laser Treatment is a safe, non-invasive procedure that allows you to rediscover
the fresh, healthy skin of your youth.
Rejuvenate your neck, chest and hands
Smooth wrinkles around the eyes and acne scars
Erase unwanted brown spots
Improve texture, tone and pores
Minimal downtime
SEMI-PERMANENT MAKE UP
This is a cosmetic technique which employs tattoos (permanent
pigmentation of the dermis) as a means of producing designs that
resemble makeup such as Eyelining and other permanent enhancing
colours to the skin of the face, lips and eyelids. It is also used to
produce articial Eyebrows, particularly in people who have lost them
as a consequence of age, over plucking, alopecia or chemotherapy.
ENDERMOLOGIE LIPOMASSAGE
Lipomassage uses very precise protocols to offer a treatment thats highly
personalised to individual needs. The targeted zones are treated with deep,
intense and dynamic manouvres. As muscles contract against the straps, the
resistance isolates the fat. This ensures that only fat (no muscle) is grasped by
the rollers and stimulated patients are asked to move frequently as this exposes
problem areas to allow for best treatment possible.
Phone: +353 1 833 7021 | Email: info@annerossi.com | Website: www.annerossi.com
Anne Rossi Clinic, 6-7 Vernon Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3
Safety brief
We would like to bring your attention to the following safety and security measures:
Please pay attention to any
instructions given to you by the
cabin crew.
Any behaviour towards a fellow
passenger or cabin crew that
is deemed to be threatening or
abusive (including the use of
oensive language) is a serious
matter.
As our priority is the safety of
all passengers, it is important
not to interrupt the cabin
crew while they carry out their
duties, and not to interfere with
aircraft equipment.
As a service to passengers,
alcohol is served in the airport
lounges and on board. In the
interests of safety, Aer Lingus
may refuse to allow you board
if it is thought too much alcohol
has been consumed. While
the majority of passengers
are responsible, there have
occasionally been incidents
where intoxicated passengers
have caused serious safety
hazards. Passengers are
reminded also that during the
ight you may not consume
any alcohol brought onto the
aircraft by you or any other
passenger. The consumption
inight of Duty Free alcohol
purchased from the Sky
Shopping service is also
prohibited. This measure is,
again, necessary in the interests
of ight safety.
If incidents of this kind occur
during a ight, the cabin crew
is obliged to contact police on
arrival at your nal destination.
The Aircraft Captain may also
divert the ight enroute in
order to remove disruptive
passengers. Should this
happen, Aer Lingus will not
be responsible for getting
you home, your ticket money
will not be refunded, and in
addition to the authorities
awaiting you on landing you
could be heavily ned and/or
be liable to a prison sentence.
In many cases, other airlines
may subsequently refuse to
allow you to y with them.
We emphasise that while on
board the aircraft our priority
is your safety. As always, we
wish you a safe and enjoyable
ight, as well as a safe onward
journey.
Suggestions and light exercises to enhance your comfort and well-being during your ight:
Wear loose-tting clothes on board to
allow your skin to breathe, and apply a
good moisturiser throughout.
Stretch your legs as much as possible
by taking a stroll through the cabin.
Circle your ankles clockwise and anti-
clockwise. Bend and straighten your
ankles in a brisk manner with the knee
straight.
Trace the letters of the alphabet with
your foot by moving your ankles.
Exercising your feet and legs
periodically helps to reduce any
possible eects of long-duration travel.
Avoid sitting or sleeping in the same
position for too long and gently stretch
muscles to improve your circulation.
And remember to move your neck
and shoulders during long ights to
prevent stiness.
We wish you an enjoyable experience.
Reducing the eects
of jet-lag
To help reduce the eects of travelling
and jet-lag before, during and after
your ight, we have introduced
an audio programme (available on
Channel 6), which will play every other
hour, oering 60 minutes of soothing
and relaxing audio environments. The
programme is designed to enhance
your physical and mental wellbeing
during the ight.
Apart from tuning in to the inflight
relaxation programme, here are
some other simple things that you
can do to prepare for your journey.
Ideally, avoid heavy food, alcohol,
tea or coee the day before you
travel.
When you arrive at your
destination, try to adjust your
activities gradually to the new
time zone.
Mild exercise on arrival will also
help to stimulate your circulation.
Carry-on baggage
Carry-on baggage on Aer Lingus services is restricted
to one piece per person, as well as to the weights and
measurements, illustrated below.
Aer Lingus is pleased to bring you some suggestions and light exercises to
enhance your comfort and wellbeing during your ight:
Additional small items, such as cameras, personal stereos,
overcoats and handbags are allowed on board. EU security
rules regarding liquids, gels and aerosols in cabin baggage
apply. Flights departing the USA are subject to TSA
security rules. Passengers in Row 1, or at an emergency
exit, MUST store baggage in an overhead bin.
Maximum
weight
10kg
(22 lbs)
Maximum
weight
7kg
(15 lbs)
AER LINGUS AER LINGUS
REGIONAL
43cm
(17ins)
28cm
(11ins)
20cm
(8ins)
40cm
(16ins)
55cm
(22ins)
20cm
(8ins)
Wellbeing
Passengers with
wheelchair requirements
Our priority is to always ensure
the safety and comfort of all
passengers. We encourage
passengers who may need
assistance to contact us well in advance of
their date of travel to enable us to assess
their needs.
If you are a wheelchair user or require
wheelchair assistance when travelling on
Aer Lingus services, please advise us of
your requirements at least 48 hours in
advance, quoting your booking reference
number. Our contact details are as follows:
email: specialassistance@aerlingus.com
Telephone:
(Ireland) 0818 365 011
08:00 - 18:00 Mon-Fri &
09:00 - 17:00 Sat & Sun
(UK) 0871 718 20 21
(Europe) + 353 1 886 8333
(USA) 516 622 4222
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Canary Islands
Fuerteventura
Gran Canaria
Lanzarote
Tenerife
Croatia
Dubrovnik
Czech Republic
Prague
Denmark
Copenhagen
(commencing 28th
October)
Finland
Helsinki
France
Bordeaux
Lyon
Marseille
Nice
Paris
Perpignan
Rennes
Toulouse
Germany
Berlin
Dusseldorf
Frankfurt
Hamburg
Munich
Stuttgart
Greece
Athens
Hungary
Budapest
Ireland
Kerry
Italy
Bologna
Catania
Milan (Linate)
Milan (Malpensa)
Naples
Rome
Venice
Verona (new route)
Lithuania
Vilnius
The Netherlands
Amsterdam
Poland
Krakow
Warsaw
Portugal
Faro
Lisbon
Romania
Bucharest
Spain
Alicante
Barcelona
Bilbao
Ibiza
Madrid
Malaga
Palma
Santiago de
Compostela
Sweden
Stockholm (new route)
Switzerland
Geneva
Zurich
Turkey
Izmir
United Kingdom
Birmingham
Edinburgh
London (Gatwick)
London (Heathrow)
Jersey
Manchester
United Kingdom
Aberdeen
Blackpool
Bournemouth
Bristol
Cardi
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Isle of Man
Southend
Aer Lingus Regional routes operated by Aer Arann
RouteMaps
EUROPEAN ROUTE NETWORK
Santiago de Compostela
Athens
Ibiza
For more information on schedules, please visit www.aerlingus.com
Bologna
Venice
Verona
Paris
Geneva
Lyon
Zurich
Stuttgart Munich
Frankfurt
Dusseldorf
Brussels
Amsterdam
Hamburg
Berlin
Prague
Krakow
Warsaw
Vilnius
Vienna
Budapest
Nice
Rome
Milan
LINATE
Milan
MALPENSA
Bucharest
Madrid
Alicante
Malaga
Faro
Lisbon
Fuerteventura
Lanzarote
Gran
Canaria
Tenerife
Barcelona
Bordeaux
Perpignan
Helsinki
Naples
Catania
Bilbao
Palma
Izmir
Stockholm
Toulouse
Dubrovnik
DUBLIN
Aberdeen
Glasgow
Kerry
Edinburgh
Blackpool
Manchester
Isleof Man
Cardi
Bristol
London
HEATHROW
Birmingham
Bournemouth
London
GATWICK
Jersey
Southend
Bourgas
Rennes
Marseille
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Copenhagen
To & From Belfast, Cork, Shannon, Waterford & Gatwick
FROMBELFAST
Canary Islands
Lanzarote
Las Palmas
Tenerife
Portugal
Faro
Spain
Alicante
Barcelona
Malaga
United Kingdom
London Heathrow
FROMCORK
Belgium
Brussels (newroute)
Canary Islands
Lanzarote
Tenerife
Las Palmas
France
Nice
Paris
Rennes
Germany
Munich
Italy
Rome
Portugal
Faro
Lisbon
Spain
Alicante
Barcelona
Malaga
Palma
The Netherlands
Amsterdam
United Kingdom
London Gatwick
London Heathrow
United Kingdom
Birmingham
Bristol
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Jersey
Manchester
FROMGATWICK
Ireland
Cork
Dublin
Ireland West Airport
(Knock)
FROMSHANNON
France
Rennes
United Kingdom
London Heathrow
United Kingdom
Birmingham
Bristol
Edinburgh
Manchester
FROMWATERFORD
United Kingdom
Luton
Manchester
Southend
FROM KNOCK
United Kingdom
Birmingham
Aer Lingus Regional routes operated by Aer Arann
EUROPEAN ROUTE NETWORK
Jersey
Luton
Southend
Rennes
Nice
Las Palmas
SHANNON
CORK
WATERFORD
BELFAST
Knock
Dublin
Amsterdam
Munich
Barcelona
Alicante
Lanzarote
Tenerife
Rome
Malaga
Paris
LONDON
GATWICK
London
Heathrow
Glasgow
Edinburgh
Manchester
Birmingham
Bristol
Brussels
Faro
Lisbon
Palma
112 | AUGUST 2012
INFLIGHT ROUTE MAPS
To & FromDublin, Shannon & Madrid
FROM DUBLIN
USA
Boston
Chicago
New York
Orlando
FROM SHANNON
USA
Boston
New York
(Via NewYork/Boston
with JetBlue)
Chicago
Orlando
FROM MADRID
USA
Washington DC
Chicago
New York
Boston
Dublin
Shannon
Madrid
USA ROUTE NETWORK
Washington
Orlando
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Vancouver
Edmonton
Calgary
Winnipeg
Long Beach
Salt Lake City
Burbank
San Jose
Minneapolis
CHICAGO
Kansas City
Saint Louis
Omaha
Dallas (Fort Worth)
Nashville
Atlanta
Orlando
SanJuan
Aguadilla
Ponce
WASHINGTON
DULLES
Fort Lauderdale
West PalmBeach
Fort Myers
NEWYORK
BOSTON
Toronto
Bualo
Detroit
Cleveland
Rochester
Columbus Indianapolis
Cincinnati
Lexington
Burlington
Syracuse
PortlandME
Nantucket
Seattle
PortlandOR
Denver
Sacramento
San Francisco
Oakland
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
San Diego
Phoenix
Austin
Houston
NewOrleans
Jacksonville
Tampa
Miami
Charlotte
Pittsburgh
Louisville
Richmond
Raleigh- Durham
Washington
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New destinations with Aer
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JetBlue, United Airlines and
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Getting to the US from
destinations throughout
Europe has never been easier.
Now US, Irish and European
based customers can book
a single low fare reservation
between Ireland, Europe and
a wide range of continental US
destinations using JFK New
York, Boston and Chicago as
stopovers.
By choosing to y to the
United States via Dublin and
Shannon with Aer Lingus,
passengers can avail of United
States Customs and Immigration
Pre-clearance facilities at
Terminal 2, Dublin airport.
This facility allows passengers
travelling on the majority of
US bound ights to clear US
immigration and customs before
departing Dublin and Shannon.
Customers arrive in the US
without any further processing
requirement allowing for a
seamless transfer to their nal
destination.
NEW YORK
Connecting with JetBlue at
JFK:
When you arrive from Dublin or
Shannon, simply hop on the Air
Train to JetBlues Terminal 5 for
your domestic connection.
Passengers travelling from
the US to Ireland and Europe
will be able to check in bags at
the JetBlue domestic departure
point and then pick them up
again in Shannon or Dublin.
BOSTON
Connecting with JetBlue at
Boston Logan International
Airport:
When you arrive from Dublin
or Shannon, proceed directly
to Terminal C for your JetBlue
domestic departure.
Passengers travelling from
the US to Ireland and Europe
will be able to check in bags at
the JetBlue departure point
and then pick them up again in
Shannon or Dublin.
CHICAGO
Connecting with United
Airlines at OHare Chicago
International Airport:
On arrival at Terminal Five from
Dublin or Shannon, make your
way to the nearby ATS (Airport
Transit System), which runs
every four minutes to your UA
domestic departure point.
Passengers from the US to
Ireland and Europe can check in
bags at the UA departure point,
then exit security in Chicago
OHare to take the Airport
Transit System to Terminal
Five for the onward Aer Lingus
ight, and pick up their bags in
Shannon or Dublin.
DUBLIN
Connecting with Aer Lingus
Regional (operated by Aer
Arann) at Dublin Airport:
Aer Linguss interline agreement
with Aer Arann allows
passengers connect to Aer
Lingus transatlantic ights via
Dublin Airport, where they can
through check their luggage
directly to their nal US
destination.
All routes correct at time of going to press
CONNECTINGEUROPE, USA & CANADA
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INFLIGHT ROUTE MAPS
Milan
LINATE
London
HEATHROW
London
GATWICK
Dublin
Shannon
Kerry
Lisbon
Faro
Malaga
Alicante
Barcelona
Palma
Madrid
Geneva
Krakow
Naples
Rome
Venice
Dubrovnik
Warsaw
Aberdeen
Glasgow
Edinburgh
Bristol
Southend
Dusseldorf
Amsterdam
Brussels
Paris
Manchester
Isle of Man
Birmingham
Frankfurt
Berlin
Hamburg
Stockholm
Helsinki
Munich Vienna
Cardi
VIA DUBLIN
with Aer Lingus
Alicante
Amsterdam
Barcelona
Berlin
Birmingham
Brussels
Dubrovnik
Dusseldorf
Edinburgh
Faro
Frankfurt
Geneva
Hamburg
Helsinki
Krakow
Lisbon
London (Gatwick)
London (Heathrow)
Madrid
Malaga
Manchester
Munich
Palma
Paris
Rome
Stockholm
Venice
Vienna
Warsaw
VIA DUBLIN
with Aer Lingus Regional
Aberdeen
Bristol
Cardi
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Isle of Man
London Southend
Kerry
VIA SHANNON
with Aer Lingus
London (Heathrow)
VIA SHANNON
with Aer Lingus Regional
Manchester
Birmingham
Bristol
Edinburgh
VIA NEWYORK
with JetBlue
Aguadilla
Austin
Baltimore
Bualo
Burbank
Burlington
Charlotte
Chicago
Denver
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Myers
Houston
Jacksonville
Las Vegas
Long Beach
Los Angeles
Nantucket
New Orleans
Oakland
Orlando
Phoenix
Pittsburg
Ponce
Portland ME
Portland OR
Raleigh-Durham
Rochester
Sacramento
Salt Lake City
San Diego
San Francisco
San Jose
San Juan
Seattle
Syracuse
Tampa
West Palm Beach
VIA BOSTON
with JetBlue
Baltimore
Bualo
Chicago
Dallas Fort Worth
Denver
Ford Lauderdale
Fort Myers
Jacksonville
Las Vegas
Long Beach
Los Angeles
Nantucket
New Orleans
Oakland
Orlando
Phoenix
Pittsburg
Portland OR
Raleigh-Durham
Richmond
Salt Lake City
San Diego
San Francisco
San Jose
San Juan
Seattle
Tampa
Washington (Dulles)
Washington
(National)
West Palm Beach
VIA CHICAGO
with United to USA
Atlanta
Austin
Charlotte
Cincinnati
Chicago
Cleveland
Columbus
Dallas (Fort Worth)
Denver
Detroit
Houston
Indianapolis
Jacksonville
Kansas City
Las Vegas
Lexington
Los Angeles
Louisville
Miami
Minneapolis
Nantucket
Nashville
New Orleans
Omaha
Phoenix
Pittsburgh
Portland OR
Raleigh-Durham
Sacramento
Salt Lake City
San Diego
San Francisco
San Jose
Seattle
St Louis
Tampa
VIA CHICAGO
with United to Canada
Calgary
Edmonton
Salt Lake City
Toronto
Vancouver
Winnipeg
Aer Lingus Regional routes operated by Aer Arann
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Connecting at Heathrow Airport
Transferring to an international flight at Heathrow? Please disembark from the rear of the aircraft where a dedicated coach will take you to
the Heathrow Flight Connections area and reduce your journey time by an average of 20 minutes.
PLEASE DISEMBARK FROM THE BACK OF THE AIRCRAFT IF:
You are an international connecting passenger and all your
luggage* is checked through to your final destination
*Pushchairs checked to London can be collected
from the back of the aircraft
PLEASE DISEMBARK FROM THE FRONT OF THE AIRCRAFT IF:
London is your final destination
Your onward connection is to a domestic UK airport
Your luggage needs to be collected from Heathrow
You would like to leave the airport between flights
You or someone you are travelling with needs special assistance
CONNECTINGTOANOTHER AER LINGUS FLIGHT AT DUBLIN AIRPORT
FLIGHTS ARRIVINGAT TERMINAL 2
If you already have a boarding card for your
connecting ight, and your baggage has been
tagged to your nal destination, simply follow the
sign for Aer Lingus Flight Connections Desk, which
you will see on your left hand side as you enter
the Immigration Hall. By following this sign, you
will proceed to Immigration and Security Check.
After clearing these points, check the information
screens and proceed to your boarding gate.
If your baggage has not been tagged to your
final destination you must clear Immigration,
enter the baggage reclaim area, collect your
bag, exit through the Customs hall and proceed
to Aer Lingus check-in on the departures level.
Once you have reached the departures level,
check the information screens for your onward
flight information, and proceed as directed to
the appropriate check-in desk.
If you have any queries, or need further
assistance, please go to the Aer Lingus Flight
Connections Desk, which is located in the
baggage reclaim area in Terminal 2, where our
staff will be glad to help.
PLEASE NOTE: EU regulations concerning the carriage of liquids apply to your connecting flights at Dublin Airport
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TRIP OF A LIFETIME
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thought we were in trouble. He said
Do you remember the Aer Lingus
competition? I have some exciting
news. I just knew it was me who had
won before he said my name! My
classmates were really excited and
we were really noisy with our cheers.
Some of my classmates had never
been on an aeroplane before, so they
just couldnt wait. It was funny to
hear that the teachers all wanted to
be chosen to come with us.
On the day of our trip, we had a
really early start (4.30am) and our
parents took small groups of us to
the airport. We were all very excited.
At the airport, the photographer was
there and he took lots of photos of
me with a model of my design that
had been blown up to life size. I now
know how Lady Gaga feels with all
the camera fashes.
In London, frst we went on the
London Eye. You could see all the
big sights of London: the Houses
of Parliament, the Tames, Big Ben,
the fancy buildings and bridges. I
really enjoyed it you go up very
high in the pods. Ten we went to
Sea Life London Aquarium and it
was amazing they have almost
every type of sea creature, we even
saw a crocodile. But my favourite
bit was seeing the
penguins. Tey
are great swimmers.
I saw a lot more
people all dressed
up for work in
suits and dresses in
London. It seemed
to be very busy;
and there was a lot
of trafc. I think it
would be fun to live
there though, as there
is so much to see and do.
We also did a quick walking tour
and saw 10 Downing Street and
Trafalgar Square and the National
Gallery. It was a very hot day and Mr
Darcy (my headmaster) bought us an
ice cream. It was a great day and Ill
always remember it. It was my frst
time; but I would love to go back
and see some more with my family.
Id like to go to Madame Tussauds
and Hamleys famous toyshop.
We got home at 10pm that night
very tired, but happy.
A
high-fying experience
was on the agenda
recently as Zara
Campbell received the
news that her design
for a new cabin crew uniform
was the winning entry in the Aer
Lingus Schools Art Competition.
Zara, and her classmates from
Ballynahinch Primary School in Co
Down, won a superb trip to London.
Here, she tells us about her design,
what inspired her and that very
exciting trip to London.
It didnt take long to come up
with my design. I bought myself a
Create Your Top Model book, which
has outlines of people that you can
sketch your designs onto. Its great
I have flled mine with designs for all
sorts of occasions.
When I was coming up with
the design, I looked at my mums
catalogues and magazines to see what
trends were in fashion and just went
from there. I always prefer designing
girls clothes, there is so much more
choice for girls. Boys wear the same
sort of stuf all the time
jeans, T-shirts or sports gear.
Te only thing that changes
for them is the colour.
I had already researched
some designers when I was
doing my designer badge in
Brownies and I liked that
Stella McCartney tries to
make her company very
environmentally friendly.
I was also inspired by
some of my teachers at school who
dress very nicely and my granny and
Auntie Alison are always very trendy.
I have been saying for ages that
I would like to open a caf in Italy
with a little art gallery attached
when I get older, but now Id like to
be a designer. If that doesnt work
out Id like to be a hockey player.
When I found out that Id won,
I was embarrassed because all my
classmates were shouting my name
and cheering and jumping up and
down. But it felt lovely too. On the
day, our headmaster came into our
room and he looked quite stern, we
Top, the sights
London Eye
and Big Ben.
Above, Zara
with her
winning design.
London
Designson
Nine-year-old Zara Campbell remembers a wonderful win
and an exciting trip to London with her classmates.
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